Welles and Royal Blood at The Observatory

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Nashville rockers Welles stopped by Santa Ana's Observatory on Sunday night, August 13 performing a fiery set in support of their debut EP, "Codeine" (available now via C3 Records). Lead by songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Jehsea Welles, the four piece got the crowd amped in advance of headliners Royal Blood.

Storming through with thunder and fury, UK duo Royal Blood delivered a mighty dose of hard rock featuring tracks from their latest release, "How Did We Get So Dark?" (available now). Check out my photos from the night below. For more be sure to hit up wellesmusic.comlike Welles in Facebook and visit Royal Blood at royalbloodband.com.

Welles Photo Gallery

Royal Blood Photo Gallery