Casino Royal is a three piece band based in Vienna/Austria being together in this line up since 1997. The main musical roots of Casino Royal are the likes of - to name only a view - the Smiths, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Primal Scream, Depeche Mode. Three albums recorded so far. The first two in cheap studios the latestet one in Casino Royal's own studio which was set up just before Christmas 2002. The sound of the two first records was more guitar/bass/drums and a bit of keyboards - in the line of the Smiths or the Pixies. Since the latest album 'Rabble Rouser' was recorded in their own studio more time was at hand and sounds and setup of the tunes became more sophisticated and with all the gadgets of a modern studio at their hands the sound of Casino Royal turned towards a more electronic feel. Still all tracks on the CD are tunes with proper song structure and vocals on top of it - no pointless electronic frickling or boring wall paper music for lounge bars as background for urban hipster yuppies. Some of the tracks have been released on various samplers in Austria, Italy, England and Finnland. Two of their tracks are included in a movie which was screened in cinemas nationwide and also shown on Austrian and German television. The soundtrack featuring both Casino Royal tracks was released on Monkey Records. In reviews on 'Rabble Rouser' the likes of Marc Almond, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and Suicide were name dropped. Even though Casino Royal don't see their music so much in that way - but then again it is the listener who is the judge! Check it out and find it out for yourself!