Pop quiz: what do The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Black Box Revelation and Equal Idiots have in common? Well, they’re all famous rock duos. Still, none of them sound as loud and wonderfully bombastic as Brighton-based Royal Blood. And which of these duos was handed a best band award by Jimmy Page of Led f***ing Zeppelin? Right: Royal Blood. Funnily enough Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher had only been going for two years at that point. Now, four years later, ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ has hit the shelves. An instant classic, this new long-player goes a long way toward earning them the title of kings of contemporary rock.