ARIA-nominated, Melbourne rockers KINGSWOOD, recently released their bold and daring, second album After Hours, Close To Dawn into the world via Dew Process. The After Hours, Close To Dawn tour kicks off this month, March 23 and tickets are selling fast. Go to kingswoodband.com for tickets and info.
KINGSWOOD released the first taste of this new music in October last year. ‘Creepin’’ – their first since the release of their 2014 top 10 ARIA debut album Microscopic Wars. The song was described by triple j as, “a smoky bait-and-switch that draws you in with moody guitar and vocalist Fergus Linacre’s soulful growl before broadsiding you with dirty, leather-scuffing riffage,” and was added straight to the station’s playlist, and went on to place #48 in the triple j Hottest 100 2016.
The band’s second official single, ‘Golden’, which again premiered on triple j’s Goodnights with Linda show, exposed a completely new side of their music in a move that both surprised and delighted critics and fans. The song saw the band trade in their trademark big riffs and vocals, and in their lay down a grooving bassline, beautiful falsetto harmonies, and a tinge of Wurlitzer that all combine into a sound that will lead you to see KINGSWOOD in a whole new light.
After Hours, Close To Dawn was named in Rolling Stone Australia’s 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, as well as The Herald Sun’s Biggest New Albums in 2017, and sees KINGSWOOD move to the frontline of innovators in Australian music. It mixes compelling R’n’B grooves with soaring rock & roll, garage soul and space-age experimentation. It’s an eclectic collection of music, but it’s all connected by the defining element that is the trio’s creative DNA. No matter what shape they take, these songs are still instantly recognizable as pure KINGSWOOD.
The band has also announced local supports for their fifteen-date, triple j supported, national headline album tour. Joining KINGSWOOD on the road will be Brisbane vibe-punks WAAX, Tasmanian artist Maddy Jane, with her rollicking, indie-pop as well as Melbourne thrash-punk quintet Batz.
*****KINGSWOOD AFTER HOURS, CLOSE TO DAWN NATIONAL TOUR*****
Thursday 23 March – Sookie Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Friday 24 March – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC (sold out)
Saturday 25 March – The Gov, Adelaide SA
Monday 26 March – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC (just added)
Wednesday 29 March – The Cambridge, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 30 March – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW
Friday 31 March – The Metro, Sydney NSW
Saturday 1 April – ANU Bar, Canberra ACT
Thursday 6 April – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
Friday 7 April – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 8 April – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (just added)
Sunday 16 April – The Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
Friday 21 April – Discovery, Darwin NT
Thursday 27 April – Setllers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Friday 28 April – Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Saturday 29 April – The Capitol, Perth WA