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Palaye Royale’s Remington Leith: “We’re Building A Big Fucking Family!”

Rock Sound
Rock Sound 6 July 2017 at 13.29

YOU put Palaye Royale's Remington Leith in the Rock Sound 50, so we sat down with him to ask about becoming an idol.



YOUR FANBASE HAS TAKEN ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN, KNOWN AS THE ROYAL COUNCIL, HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
Says Remington: “We started to notice this almost cult-like following and it’s been growing ever since, it’s less a fanbase and more a family.

"We make sure to meet everyone at every show, no matter how long it takes. We’re building a big fucking family!

HOW HAVE YOU FOUND THAT LEVEL OF DEVOTION?
There are moments where it gets intense, but it’s great. We’ve taken real inspiration from it - who knows you better than your fans right?

"We’ve just finished our first headline tour and a fan drew cartoon versions of us so we used them for the tour poster, another made us this really cool silhouette image so we made that into a t-shirt. It’s a huge part of how we operate.”

YOU HAVE A VERY DISTINCTIVE IMAGE, TOO. IS THAT IMPORTANT?
I do miss the times when people from bands would be walking down the street and you’d immediately know they were in a band; when music and image used to go hand-in-hand.

"My Chemical Romance did it so well, they were one of the last bands to really be the part. I’ve always really admired that and our goal is to bring it back, we want this to be more than a band, we want it to be a lifestyle - we want to be superheroes!

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