To Kill A King play Blade Factory
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To Kill A King play Blade Factory

Glasswerk is proud to present….

To Kill A King
The Keston Cobblers Club

23/10/13 – Blade Factory, Liverpool

To Kill A King’s sound begins with lead singer Ralph Pelley mounter’s acoustic songs. Around which, the band work in drums, bass, electric guitar, keyboards and other instruments. They focus on Pelleymounter’s lyrical narrative, with accompaniments ranging from tender instrumentals to climactic orchestral passages including strings, brass and five–?part harmonies.

This combination has been described as “Rousing orch–?folk… multi–?layered songs complicated in structure but straight to the emotional point” by the
Guardian, “Sky–?scraping folk” by The Fly &”Dark lyrical musings…matched by epic musical sensibilities” by Mojo

To Kill A King released their debut single ‘Fictional State’ on Communion in 2011. Since then, they have embarked on 2 UK headline tours and sold out Hoxton Bar&
Kitchen, the Garage and XOYO (as part of Q Magazine’s ‘Now: The Sessions’series). Their second single (from 2011’s’Crooked Saint EP’) Bloody Shirt was iTunes single of the week (50,000+ downloads), received Radio 1 airplay from Zane Lowe and Huw Stevens, Radio 2 airplay from Nemone and was playlisted on XFM and Absolute Radio.

In 2012, To Kill A King came in to their own with the release of ‘Word of Mouth EP’ a collection of live recordings from their Fortress Studios lock up. The lead track from this EP ‘Howling’ receiving critical acclaim & the release culminated in a sell out show at London’s Cargo. This was bookended by their program of ‘Guerilla gigs’ (Acoustic sets played nationwide in unusual and secret locations such as the DLR, river banks, shops, National Trust properties & train stations) & over 60 living room shows. This completed a busy summer for To Kill A King, who performed at thirteen festivals including Bestival, Wilderness and Field Day and supported Lucy Rose, Bastille and Dispatch, before heading out to Europe in November in as main support to Two Gallants across Germany, Brussels & Paris, including an appearance at Germany’s Rolling Stone Weekender. The new album ‘Cannibals with
Cutlery’ is produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club), Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine & The Maccabees) and Andy Green (Keane, Paulo Nutini) and is set for release on February 24th 2013.

The first single from the album, ‘Cold Skin’ is to be released simultaneously, with a 2nd single scheduled for March 2013.

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