Coming off a successful Australian tour supporting Airbourne and the release of their first cover for David Bowie's "Lazarus" in early 2017,
The Ugly Kings are finally ready to launch the first original single, "Promised Land" off their upcoming debut album in the Mecca of Melbourne Rock N' Roll, Cherry Bar.
Joining the party will be Melbourne blues rock locals White Summer and Whoopie Cat.
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.
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 1 mini-album under their belt already as well as having a full length album and single ready to be released, they also boast an impressive collection of shows and performances for a young band.
Having in the last 12 months supported Airbourne on their successful sold out east coast tour in January 2017 in Sydney (The Metro), Brisbane (The Triffid) and Melbourne (Trak) and receiving much acclaim while gathering new fans along the way.
In April last year the band also supported Rival Sons at Cherry Bar Melbourne drawing the sold out crowd in early and earning high praise from Rival Sons management.
Watch the video for Of Sins here
The Ugly Kings will be releasing their new single, Promised Land on vinyl on
Saturday June 24
Cherry Bar, Melbourne
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!” Rogue Inc.
"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.” Australian Guitar
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)
The Ugly Kings are for fans of The Doors, Jack White, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Royal Blood and Rival Sons.