New video from The Ugly Kings
Melbourne rockers The Ugly Kings released their stunning video for new track ‘Promised Land‘ today.
“Promised Land is about the false promises that are preached to us by the charlatans of our society (politicians, big business, etc…). It’s about the pipe dream they sell us to keep us in servitude to the 1%, to keep us slaves to the dollar and material things,” the band said. “There is nothing at the top of the ladder, except another ladder. The Promised Land isn’t the destination we get sold, it’s inside of us.”
“The film clip simmers in its cinematic splendour; shots of stunning, untouched landscapes juxtapose a narrative concerning the corruption of organised religion, a theme that is reflected in the tune itself.The song is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album Darkness Is My Home which is due to drop 13 April”
‘Promised Land‘ is available to purchase from: http://smarturl.it/PromisedLandTUK
The Ugly Kings are four powerhouse blues rockers, Russel Clark (Vocals), Christos Athanasias (Guitar), Nicolas Dumont (Bass) and Andy Alkemade (Drums), drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background. They have supported Airbourne on their successful sold out east coast Australia tour in January 2017 with great reviews and Airbourne’s main man Joel O’Keefe saying of the band; “Great show! The Ugly Kings have really got their own thing going on and it rocks! I love all the dynamics, pushing and pulling and then always smashing it out. Great intensity and power.”.
They also supported Rival Sons in 2016 on their first Australia headline side-show in Melbourne & were asked directly by Papa Roach to open for them on both their Melbourne shows in January this year.THE UGLY KINGS offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues. Their unique catchy, melodic, groove driven, foot stomping rhythm and riffs lay the foundations for the deep reaching and soulful emotive vocals.
Having one mini-album under their belt already as well as having a full length album and single ready to be released on the Kozmik Artifactz label, they also boast an impressive collection of shows and performances for a young band.
PRAISE FOR THE UGLY KINGS:
“What they delivered was something that I was not ready for. A sound that is almost indescribable. It’s as if a mash up of all my favorite artists had been put into a blender and formed this delicious “power sludge bluesy stoner rock”. Elements of the classics such as Zep, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sabbath, Danzig and a touch of Bowie were mixed in with the modern sounds of The White Stripes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kylesa & Wolfmother. I was in heaven!”
“Loud, heavy, slightly-sludgy classic rock meets blues with a modern bend, played by a band that swaggered about the stage with a distinct, but subtle, air of cool. By the end, Sydney was more than happy to learn words on the fly and sing along when the front man held his mic over the mosh. The Ugly Kings are well-versed in the art of restraint, they know when to move and make the crowd get on their feet, and when to step back and let the music do the talking.”
“It’s not often you see a band have the crowd so excited and receptive by the second song in the way The Ugly Kings do with such an original sound. Only to be described as The Ugly Kings!”
Ryan O’Keefe (Airbourne Drummer)
New album ‘Darkness Is My Home’ is due for release on 13th April, it will be available on Vinyl, CD and digital and can be pre-ordered from here: http://smarturl.it/DarknessIsMyHome
The Ugly Kings are for fans of The Doors, Jack White, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Royal Blood and Rival Sons.
Russel Clark (Vocals), Christos Athanasias (Guitar), Nicolas Dumont (Bass) and Andy Alkemade (Drums)