Royal & The Serpent release two videos for Astroturf and One Nation Underdogs

Watch Royal & The Serpent’s two new videos for Astroturf and One Nation Underdogs, taken from her first two-song release of the summer.

Royal & The Serpent release two videos for Astroturf and One Nation Underdogs
Kerrang! staff
Whitney Otte

Alt.pop star Royal & The Serpent has dropped her first two-track release of the summer, dubbed RAT TRAP I: the blueprint, and released a music video for each track – Astroturf and One Nation Underdogs.

Harking back to high school days, the twin videos show Royal everywhere from the classroom to the football field to hanging out by the lockers, and both tracks are infectious as hell.

“These first two songs are titled the blueprint for a reason," says Royal. "They are the very beginning etchings of what is ready to be built within the royalverse. They paint a picture of a reality, quite reflective of our own, made of plastic – shiny, toy like, fake and easy to break.

"Astroturf gives us a glimpse of the other side – where the grass seems greener – yet ultimately leads us back to an understanding of the truth, that everything is all fake. One Nation Underdogs breaks the mould with a fierce and queer rewrite of our not so beloved pledge of allegiance – pushing boundaries and barriers in the world we're building, and the one we're living in. Both songs take place in the same alternate RATS universe – along with every RAT TRAP to come. Here we go: it's just the beginning...”

Check out the two videos for yourself below.

Royal & The Serpent is supporting Fall Out Boy across the United States and Canada this summer. Catch them at the dates below.

Fall Out Boy North American tour 2023


21 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
23 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
27 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
28 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
30 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre


1 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
2 Los Angeles, CA – BMO Stadium
5 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
9 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
11 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
13 Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheater
15 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
16 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
19 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
21 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
22 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
24 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
25 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
26 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater
29 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage


1 Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
2 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
4 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
5 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

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