What better way to start you week than with a potential new favourite band?
Recently featured on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens, the winners of an unsigned competition by Q Magazine and having recently supported Rae Morris on tour, an apt adjective to describe KIINGS seems to be ‘busy’. Such a level of hard work certainly seems to be paying off for the Blackpoool five piece, and with their first UK tour scheduled for the spring of 2016, it seems the band are only going to keep writing accolade after accolade on their CV.
In ‘Take Me Away’, the melody floats by, a delightfully hypnotic construction which bears similarities to summery band, Coasts; punchy beats are interwoven with a confident and soaring lyrical to create something truly delectable – in the bands own words, “alternative rock meets dance floor grooves”. And that’s not the only treat to be found on the band’s SoundCloud page – there’s also an emotionally charged, eerily beautiful cover of Foster the People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ for you to treat your eardrums to.
Article by Beth Kirkbride