To Kill A King return with powerful new track ‘The Problem Of Evil’, their first new material since early 2015, available to stream now.
After releasing two acclaimed albums, 2013’s ‘Cannibals With Cutlery’ and 2015’s self-titled follow-up ‘To Kill A King’, and touring incessantly since 2010, To Kill a King took a year off the road to concentrate on writing their third album. When not occupied with this, they’ve been working with other acts, singer Ralph Pelleymounter writing with the likes of Rag’n’ Bone Man and Zibra, keyboardist Ben producing acts like Childcare and Little White Things. The band say it’s been fantastic being able to take the time over this new set of songs, the first of which they are sharing is ‘The Problem Of Evil’.
“It’s a song about grief, anger, and the loss of faith,” says Pelleymounter of ‘The Problem Of Evil’. “It’s about prayers going unanswered. It’s about a person trying to reconcile an all-powerful God with the evil in this world, and now more than ever it seems an appropriate time to share it with people.”
Renowned for their passionate live performances, To Kill A King’s last UK headline tour in March 2015 culminated in a show at Shepherds Bush Empire, and the band were picked by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens to headline The Lake stage at Latitude last summer. Look out for news of live dates in 2017.
To Kill A King: Ralph Pelleymounter (vocals, guitar), James Ball (bass), Ben Jackson (keyboards), Grant McNeill (guitar), and Josh Taffel (drums)
To Kill A King ‘The Problem With Evil’
Praise for ‘To Kill A King’ (2015):
“They’ve upped their game beyond recognition….their calling card is singer Ralph Pelleymounter’s voice, a gorgeous flexible croon” **** Q Magazine
“The likes of Compare Scars and Love Is Not Control are instantly, insanely catchy, with feverish rhythms and call-and-response routines” The Guardian
“The love child of INXS, The Maccabees and The National, with everything from charming ballads to big anthems” Shortlist