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Royel Otis Back Up the Hype on ‘Pratts & Pain’

Royel Otis deliver danceable indie pop on debut ‘Pratts & Pain’

Royel Otis


After three EPs that have led to considerable buzz here and abroad, Sydney duo Royel Otis (Royel Maddell and Otis Pavlovic) have delivered their first LP, a collection of propulsive, danceable indie pop.

The largely indiscernible lyrics don’t stick, but there’s enough playful sonic trickery and fizzy, feel-good melodies (see: “Sofa King”) to make this a post-summer party soundtrack that mostly delivers on the hype.

Stream: Royel Otis, Pratts & Pain

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