ANNOUNCES AFTER HOURS, CLOSE TO DAWN OUT MARCH 3
MELBOURNE TRIO VENTURES INTO R&B, FOLK AND SWAY ON NEW LP
STREAM BROODING NEW SINGLE “CREEPIN'” BELOW
New York, NY (December 15, 2016) – Turning left where the listener expects right, KINGSWOOD’s sophomore LP is diverse ideas, extraordinary sounds and heartfelt emotion. The Melbourne trio announces the release of After Hours, Close to Dawn on March 3 and shares the brooding lead single “Creepin'”, out now.
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If you think that such a sonic maturity between albums was carefully plotted or coldly executed…then you don’t know KINGSWOOD. After Hours, Close To Dawn puts Alexander Laska (guitar/vocals), Fergus Linacre (vocals) and Justin Debrincat (drummer) on the front line of innovators, mixing compelling R&B grooves (“Rebel Babe”), sparse, soaring rock & roll (“Library”), garage exotica (“Alabama White”), seductive soul (“Belle”), and space-age sway (“Atmosphere”). “We wing things,” shares Linacre.
Recorded over a seven-week period at Nashville’s legendary Sound Emporium, After Hours, Close to Dawn was born out of organized chaos and inspired by the records the band was digesting while creating it (Freddie Mercury’s “Killer Queen”, The Beatles’ “Revolution 9” or Aretha Franklin’s ‘’Change is Gonna Come.”) During that time, the trio incubated ‘Spirit Mode’, its own original method for demanding excellence and an attitude it tried to exhort from everyone within the tender studio walls.
The seeds for the current blooms were laid with their debut album, 2014’s Microscopic Wars, which is preceded by a slew of EPs and endless grassroots gigs. It hit number six on the ARIA albums chart, moved more than 50,000 copies in Australia, sold-out several national tours and offered the band the opportunity to open a stadium show for one of its musical idols, AC/DC.
Good bands stay on the path in front of them, but the great ones forge their own trail. With its new album, KINGSWOOD proves it’s a part of the latter’s rich, rare lineage: risk-takers who refuse to acknowledge the easy boundaries that demarcate popular music. Audiences that got a full-tilt kick out of Microscopic Wars are about to go into orbit with After Hours, Close to Dawn.
1. Looking for Love
4. Library Books
6. Big City
7. Like Your Mother
8. Rebel Babe
9. Alabama White
11. WDIGSWYA? (Why Do I Get Stuck When You Arrive?)