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Royal Blood named Best Art Vinyl 2014

Striking cover was designed by Dan Hillier, beating FKA Twigs and Future Islands


Royal Blood vinyl artwork named best of 2014 Photo: Press

It was the artwork that soon became iconic in turning a noisy Brighton two-piece into a household name, now the sleeve to Royal Blood's debut album has been crowned as 2014's best vinyl art. 

Royal Blood were alongside the likes of FKA Twigs and Future Islands in being nominated for 2014's 'Best Art Vinyl' poll - honouring the designs that most successfully mix art with music. 

Previous winners include White Lies, The Temper Trap, Bright Eyes, Klaxons, Muse, Fleet Foxes, The Cribs, Thom Yorke and Hard-Fi.

The winning Royal Blood design was by Dan Hillier. Entitled ‘Falls’, the piece was inspired by Victorian etchings.

"I made this image in the Spring of 2014 as one of four pieces made at that time, the others being Midpoint, Meta, Suit," said Dan. "I named her Pachamama after returning from Peru, where I had the privilege of sitting in ceremony with Shipibo master shamans in the northern Amazon and wandering about the southern Andes." Pachamama is a Quechuan word meaning World Mother, or Earth Mother.

"We are in desperate need of rediscovering our respect for her. Pachamama is profound intelligence and love manifesting as the apparent world, giving birth to everything, including us."

Dan added: "Royal Blood approached me in the summer to make a new picture for their debut album, and then decided they wanted to use this piece, and it's been lovely to see how far and wide it has appeared."

Watch 'Come On Over' by Royal Blood below

Royal Blood are soon to head out on a massive UK tour. Full dates are below. Buy tickets safely and securely using Seatwave here.

Sun February 22 2015 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Mon February 23 2015 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Fri February 27 2015 - PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions
Sat February 28 2015 - BRIDLINGTON Bridlington Spa
Mon March 02 2015 - PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth Guildhall
Tue March 03 2015 - NEWPORT, WALES Newport Centre
Thu March 05 2015 - NORWICH Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA
Fri March 06 2015 - BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
Sun March 08 2015 - BELFAST Ulster Hall Belfast
Mon March 09 2015 - DUBLIN Olympia
Tue March 10 2015 - DUBLIN Olympia
Wed March 11 2015 - WOLVERHAMPTON Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Fri March 13 2015 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat March 14 2015 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Below: Best Art Vinyl - The Complete List

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