Posts Tagged ‘King No-One’

August 15, 2017

York lads King No-One have been making waves with their melodic driving indie rock, so as soon as I saw a new tune out and about from the band, I eagerly dove into it. Two Islands surprised me with its aching melancholy and restrained austerity, a much melting and moving combination that cuts to the core, but we’re also lifted to great heights of sonic pleasure as the song rises in energy with plucky guitar licks and resolute beats. It’s a building crescendo of sonorously anthemic rock, and it arrives just ahead of a newly announced fall tour in the UK. Find out more, here. You can also stream Two Islands on Spotify, here. Purchase from iTunes, here.

March 5, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.01.2017 – 03.05.2017

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March 2, 2017

Despite its name, Antichrist isn’t a rattling eruption of death metal or a dark macabre effusion of witch house. In fact, the song comes from fast rising UK band King No-One, the very same York lads who have been turning industry heads with their melodic driving, big sounding rock. The inspiration behind the single overlaps with the meaning of the quartet’s band name. King No-One stands for ‘no-one is king’. The band champions a “band ethos that everyone is equal regardless of gender, color, or sexual orientation.” In a similar vein, Antichrist also transmits a strong message of standing against the “arrogance and narrow-mindedness of people surrounding recent events happening across the globe.” King No-One has followed up on their last successful single, swagger romping Alcatraz, in fine form. Antichrist prowls with Arctic Monkey’s sultriness and ravishes with the sonic richness of Cold War Kids. 

November 25, 2016

King No One is in a colorful prism of colors for their ‘Alcatraz’ video. Their modern 80′s style complements the vibrant tones and uplifting pop charm of this infectious slice of indie-pop pleasure.

November 10, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.07.2016

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November 8, 2016

King No-One brings the swagger in full on the York based band’s next single, Alcatraz, whose title hits close to home considering my location here in the Bay. Prepare yourself for some funk strutting dance rock and buoyant indie pop hooks on this charmer whose sultry confidence melts like a combination of Saint Motel, Franz Ferdinand, and The Killers. Alcatraz arrives as a single on November 11th. King No-One just sold out their UK headline tour and they’ll be back on the road for a second headline run this December due to fan demand. Find out more about their tour, here.

September 15, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.12.2016

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September 13, 2016

York’s King No-One first appeared on our radars a year ago with their driving indie rock, impressing us with their dynamic and melodic expertise. King No-One continue their steady rise to the top with fresh new indie anthem Halo, a treat that arrives ahead of their headline UK tour. Halo is an opulent gem with fervid vocals and a charming dance rock strut. It chugs and sashays its way into our hearts like a fusion of Foals, The Killers, and Sundara Karma. Vocalist Zach Lount explains that the song is about “standards and limits set within relationships from social and personal pressures”. 

February 2, 2016

I made a personal note to “stay close” to English indie rock crew King No-One when they appeared on my radar late last year with driving single Constellations. On new song Stay Close, they deliver an infectious brand of propulsive and plucky rock. Its funky bass line seems Franz Ferdinand like, yet it’s paired with a melodic vastness similar to Coasts’ sweeping atmosphere with the vivacity of Breton’s dance rock. Alright, King No-One, I’ll stay close to you. I must.

September 5, 2015

King No-One is an indie rock band from York, England who made quite some buzz in the UK with their previous songs. They return with a driving indie rock song named Constellations that showcases their more fast, loud, and dynamic side, versus their more soft and layered melodic side. Constellations is still a very mellifluous and hooking song, though there’s certainly a raw roughness to it and a boisterous spirit. King No-One reminds me of a coarser and gruffer The Bravery on Constellations, with more rambunctious guitar riffs. Constellations will be out on November 20th.