Firebrand, ARIA-nominated, Melbourne rockers KINGSWOOD are back in a big, big way today with the release of the barnstorming new single ‘Creepin’. The band also announce local supports for their up and coming national club show tour throughout November, tickets for these up close and personal shows are on sale now.
‘Creepin’ is the band’s first new single since their 2014 top 10 debut album Microscopic Wars, which premiered via the airwaves on triple j Drive with Veronica and Lewis. The track lures you in with its opening, soothing, psychedelic guitar notes and Fergus Lincare’s tender, soulful vocals, before its jaws close down around you in the form of thunderous drum rolls and a crunching, stadium-sized bass line.
Speaking about the song, the band’s guitarist and principal songwriter Alex Laska says, “Creepin is a song about the darker and more lustful parts of one’s mind, when longing for an object or person of desire. The idea being an attempt at reconciliation of the thought itself when the reality is an insatiable quest that ultimately transforms the protagonist entirely from something quite innocent and pure into a more sinister, powerful self through recognition of this transformation.”
Its release is supported by a new video also directed by Laska that pits images of the band performing live against the backdrop of a ballet studio. Speaking about the clip, Laska says the concept was inspired by and an attempt to pay homage to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
“The elements that represent the more pure and innocent initial form are represented by the ‘white swan’ who is affected by her inner darker desires, embodied and portrayed by the ‘demon’ character that ultimately challenges and divides her, resulting in a more powerful ‘dark swan’. There was interest in juxtaposing two art forms that are usually not associated, ballet and alternative rock music, featuring choreography by Kalman Warhaft and Australian Ballet School alumni now based around the world.”
The single and video’s release follows in the footsteps of their recently announced string of nation-wide headline tour dates beginning November 2016. The tour will take in nine shows across five states, including up close and personal capital city venues, as well as off the beaten track regional club shows, kicking off with a performance on Friday, November 4 at Chinchilla Event ‘Fusions on the Field‘ in Queensland.
These shows offer fans a chance to see KINGSWOOD perform on stages not seen since the early days of their career where they’ll be premiering select material off their forthcoming sophomore album. The band’s most recent ‘Microscopic Wars’ album tour (March 2015) saw the band sell out iconic venues across the country, including Sydney’s Metro Theatre and the Forum Theatre in Melbourne and then went on to support Australian rock royalty AC/DC on the nine date Australian leg of their ‘Rock or Bust’ stadium tour in November 2015, alongside energetic Swedish rock stars, The Hives. These electrifying shows saw the band play to some of the biggest audiences of their career, playing to 80,000 seat venues like Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, to which the band’s vocalist Laska proudly accepted, “There isn’t really much one can say about touring with AC/DC, childhood dreams being realised generally results in a loss for words.”
Kingswood members Laska, Fergus Linacre and Justin Debrincat have spent the earlier part of 2016 bunkered down recording the follow-up to their 2014 debut, Microscopic Wars, at the legendary Nashville USA studios: Sound Emporium, owned by musical legend Johnny Cash’s producer Jack Clement – a studio that has recorded the albums of many of the greats, from Robert Plant and Cyndi Lauper, to the Alabama Shakes and Pharell.
Microscopic Wars, which was produced by the Grammy Award-winning Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Ractonteurs), was one of the most outstanding rock releases in recent Australian music industry history, selling over 30,000 units, achieving a top 10 debut in the national ARIA charts at #6, and subsequently receiving an ARIA Nomination for ‘Best Rock Album’.
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Australian Tour Dates
With Special Guests
Tickets on sale now, go to kingswoodband.com
FRI 4 NOVEMBER – CHINCHILLA EVENT ‘FUSIONS ON THE FIELD’ QLD, WITH ALEX DYSON
SAT 5 NOVEMBER – SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA QLD, With Mercury Sun
Tickets $25 + BF presale and $35 door: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=67242
FRI 11 NOVEMBER – JIVE BAR, ADELAIDE SA, With Glass Skies & Lost Woods
Tickets $25 + BF presale and $35 door: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/kingswood/90437
SAT 12 NOVEMBER – BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN, BRIDGETOWN WA
SUN 13 NOVEMBER – 96FM ‘KICK START SUMMER OF MUSIC CONCERT’, PERTH WA
THU 17 NOVEMBER – IMPERIAL HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW, With The Vanns & Twin Fires
Tickets $25 + BF presale and $35 door: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=67218
FRI 18 NOVEMBER – SSA, ALBURY NSW
SAT 19 NOVEMBER – HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC, With Lunatics On Pogosticks & From Oslo
Tickets $25 + BF presale and $35 door: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/kingswood/90430
THU 24 NOVEMBER – WOOLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE QLD, With Pop Cult & Mary Handsom
Tickets $25 + BF presale and $35 door: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=67214
SAT 26 NOVEMBER – BASE MAGNETIC ISLAND, TOWNSVILLE QLD
Tickets $25+BF: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/kingswood-live-november-25th/89691
Watch Kingwood’s ‘Creepin’ here: