It is hard not to get misty eyed when talking about Cold War Kids. The first album, Robbers and Cowards was a thing of beauty. Loyalty To Loyalty followed but to less of a standing ovation. And third album, Mine Is Yours is out next year.

‘Royal Blue’ is the first track to come from the album. Funky guitars abound throughout the track and Nathan Willett’s vocals are unmistakeable CWK. But it is not that much of a progression. But that is not too much of a problem for me at the moment. I am just glad they haven’t gone rubbish. Listen below.

Mine Is Yours was produced by Jacquire King who produced Tom Waits and Kings Of Leon. Yes, it might be safe to say that Cold War Kids are hoping for bigger things with this album.