Royel Otis

After forming in 2019 and drip-feeding music into the world ever since, Royel Otis continue their rise to the top. Recently, they were nominated as Breakthrough Artist for the 2023 ARIA Awards, the recognition following a sold-out multiple-date national tour, a debut performance at Splendour in the Grass, and a rapturous sold out UK and European tour, including performances at Leeds and Reading Festival, Electric Picnic, Pukkelpop, End of the Road and more, all achieved in the first half of 2023 - and in support of their third EP, Sofa Kings. From cleaning up ‘Ones to Watch’ lists by the likes of Matt Wilkinson at Apple Music 1, NME, and the Daily Telegraph, breaking into the US Alternative radio chart top 40, to earning Spotify’s RADAR Artist recognition, and being featured in Vogue and GQ, Royel Otis only continue their ascending trajectory.

Sofa King’s singles “Kool Aid”, “Sofa King”, “Going Kokomo” and “I Wanna Dance With You” were quick to receive international and local press adoration from Paper Mag, Purple Sneakers, NME, consistent airplay from BBC Radio 1, Apple Music 1 and the status of Triple J’s #1 Most Played track. Produced by Chris Collins and Royel Otis, the EP delivered visceral stories and quick wit atop blissful guitar-fuzzed haze, landing in major playlists such as Ultimate Indie, All New Indie, DOPAMINE, and Today’s Indie Rock (including featuring on the cover). The record followed the band’s sophomore EP Bar ‘N Grill in 2022, which saw the pair grace the covers of global playlists including Indie Arrivals and Supersound, Apple Music’s Heaps Indie and more, amassing over 10 million streams, and garnered widespread playlisting support across Australian community radio, US college radio and BBC Radio 6. The band earned a slot in this year’s triple j’s Hottest 200 for “Oysters In My Pocket”. Meanwhile, earlier this year, they joined Groovin the Moo’s 2023 touring lineup and as supports on alt-j's Australian tour.

They are ready to end 2023 in sizzling style, as they sling “Fried Rice” ahead of their debut album, PRATTS & PAIN, arriving early next year.

Upcoming Shows


Sep
15
th
First Avenue
Sep
15
th
First Avenue

Past Shows


Apr
23
rd
2024
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Apr
23
rd
2024
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Royel Otis

PRATTS & PAIN - North America Tour 2024
with Girl and Girl
Sep
17
th
2023
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Sep
17
th
2023
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Cancelled

Royel Otis

US ’23 SOFA KINGS TOUR
with Friko

More Shows

Sep
18
th
7th St Entry

GEL

with MSPAINT, Destiny Bond and The Mall
Jul
10
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

"A Better Trip" with Shane Mauss

Jun
21
st
Turf Club

Jack Klatt

with Becky Kapell and Paul Bergen
Sep
27
th
Palace Theatre

Cloud Cult