To Kill A King are an energy fuelled, harmonically tantalising quintet driving an emotional rollercoaster, which would even pluck the heartstrings of Scrooge himself. With an obvious nod to the likes of Mumford and Sons, it brings a rockier and more accessible wall of sound, which I think anyone could relate to. You can see why they are selling out consecutive shows in London, and I would confidently say they mean to carry this trend on well into 2018.
Already gaining the attention of The Shortlist and The Guardian, the boys demonstrate how they can confidently present the softest of ballads, all the way across the spectrum to the titan of anthems seen throughout their much-anticipated album ‘The Spiritual Dark Age‘. With an honest dedication to their fans, 2018 is shaping up to be a solid year for the band.
Every inch of every song has been well thought out, and this sort of dedication is what sets To Kill A King above your average folk band. Every instrument and voice compliments one another perfectly, demonstrating the strong chemistry and unquestionable energy that the boys prove from the track titled ‘The Spiritual Dark Age‘ to the quieter and more heartfelt felt ‘My God and Your God‘
The album certainly takes you on a journey, and you can tell the band had a lot of fun making the record which instantly draws you in. Frontman Ralph Pelleymounter describes the album perfectly by saying:
“…in amongst the chaos and darker tales, it has an underlying message that compassion being such a beautiful and complex thing may just save the day.”
‘The Spiritual Dark Ages‘ is an educated and interested view on the world around us. Every now and then a band comes along with something a little different to offer, and To Kill A King provide just that. If you do anything this week, make sure you check out To Kill A King, you won’t be disappointed and that I can assure you!
TO KILL A KING, HEADLINE TOUR JANUARY 2018
Thu 11 Sheffield Plug
Fri 12 Hull Früit
Sat 13 Manchester Academy 3
Mon 15 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny
Tue 16 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wed 17 Nottingham Bodega
Fri 19 Glasgow Drygate Brewery (Celtic Connections Festival)
Sat 20 Birmingham Mama Roux’s
Sun 21 Norwich Waterfront Studio
Tue 23 Bristol Thekla
Wed 24 Brighton The Hope and Ruin
Thu 25 Southampton The Joiners
Sat 27 London Islington Assembly Hall