Stepping out of their comfort zone Port Royal are splashing onto the scene with their latest summery rock-pop fusion tune Don’t You Forget About Me and a massive tour announcement!

Don’t You Forget About Me is 2019’s summer rock-pop jam of the season, a groovy head bopper with a catchy melody

Blending their signature rock and roll sound with a splash of summery popDon’t You Forget About Me has been fast becoming a crowd favourite amongst punters already!

“It was a crowd favourite in every set that we played even though it hadn’t been released and we felt that was a pretty good sign that it should be our next single,” said lead guitarist, Liam Morton.

The rock quartet are brimming with confidence in this single as they’re proud to say it’s one of their most lyrically creative tracks to date, whilst still holding plenty of sentimental value in its dance inducing rhythm. 

“What I love about it, is so much of the song can be applied to different relationshipswithin a person’s life. It doesn’t have to be about your partner necessarily, it could be about your mum, an old friend you haven’t seen in years, even your next-door neighbour if you want it to be,” said lead vocalist Lawson Doyle.

But don’t think of this track as cry for help but rather, Port Royal are sending out a reminder that you aren’t alone and help is always right around the corner.

“The lead chorus line ‘Don’t You, Don’t You Forget About Me’ isn’t a cry for help but rather a reminder to someone that you can be counted on if they need it. The last line of the pre-chorus ‘cause you know, it’s not as hard as it seems’ is saying, whatever problem you may have, we can tackle it together,” said Doyle.

With this bright, fun track, they’ll be clearing grey skies right across Australia as they head out on their biggest tour to date!

“This has got to be one of the most audacious independent tours in the country. Playing a few shows across town really helps us find our feet in a new place and makes coming back again always just that bit easier,” said Doyle.

Check out the tour dates below!

Port Royal Don’t You Forget About Me Australian Tour!

Friday, February 1st
Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast, QLD

Thursday, February 7th
Vineyard Restaurant, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, February 8th 
Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, February 9th
The Supper Club, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday, February 10th
St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, February 16th 
Lefty’s Old Time Musical Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Supporting Supersuckers [US]

Friday, February 22nd
Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Saturday, February 23rd
Town Hall Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, February 28th
Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney, NSW

Friday, March 1st
Finnian’s Irish Tavern, Port Macquarie, NSW

Saturday, March 2nd
Lord Gladstone, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, March 3rd
Mordialloc Fest, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, March 8th
Unicorn Hotel, Paddington NSW

Saturday, March 9th
The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT

Sunday, March 10th 
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Saturday, March 16th
Brewsbane Fest, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, March 23rd
Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Friday, March 29th
Lennox Hotel, Lennox Heads, NSW

Saturday, March 30th
Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW

Friday, April 12th
Vinnie’s Dive Bar, Gold Coast, QLD

Friday, April 19th
Beaches Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

Saturday, April 20th
The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Saturday, May 4th
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD


United by a shared love of the attitude, aesthetic, and music of classic rock and roll culture, Brisbane’s Port Royal have been making waves in the local scene since mid-2015. Their mind-melting mix of electric live performances and blend of iconic 70’s rock influences complemented by contemporary and relatable lyrics makes for an unmistakably catchy sound that will have you singing along with every chorus. Heading into 2019, the band will release their latest single Don’t You Forget About Me and plan to embark on their biggest national tour to date. The song is a summer indie pop tune and somewhat signifies diversity from their traditional song writing roots. 

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