Although David Lawrie had been releasing music under his birth name for years, The Royal Ritual was a deliberate effort to release music that was not tied into wider production work.
The project was born in the Covid-19 pandemic, with the debut album MARTYRS being one of the final projects to be completed at the California headquarters for Ishikawa Media, before being relocated to the UK in late 2020.
In late-summer of 2021, the first of a long list of singles and music videos was released. By May of 2022, after a successful crowdfunding campaign, debut album MARTYRS was released to great critical acclaim.
After the success of MARTYRS, The Royal Ritual continues to evolve and grow.
Find out more at theroyalritual.com