Melbourne rockers The Ugly Kings have dropped their highly anticipated debut album, Darkness Is My Home, today via German label Kozmik Artifactz!
The have also released a very cool ONE SHOT video for the track Killing Time
Watch it here
The celebrate the release of Darkness Is My Home, The Ugly Kings will be taking the album on the road through April and May!
Thursday April 19: Baha’s, Rye VIC
Friday Apr 20: The Lansdowne, Sydney with The Lockhearts
Saturday April 21: The Gov, Adelaide - Holy Land Festival
Friday, May 4: St. Ives, Wodonga
Saturday, May 5: Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
Saturday, May 19: The Evelyn, Melbourne
Saturday, May 26: Crowbar, Brisbane - Meltdown Festival
Official Event Page
Darkness Is My Home is available now! With three incredibly cool vinyl versions, CD and Digital
Watch the awesome video for first single, Promised Land here!
And listen to second single Black Widow here
The Ugly Kings, featuring Devil Electric guitarist, Christos Athanasias, are four powerhouse blues rockers drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background.
They offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues.
Their catchy riffs and foot stomping rhythm lay the foundations for the deep reaching and soulful emotive vocals.
The Ugly Kings 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 during the Black Sabbath 'The End' World Tour & were asked directly by Papa Roach to open for them on both their Melbourne shows in January this year.
The Ugly Kings are Russel Clark (Vocals), Christos Athanasias (Guitar), Nicolas Dumont (Bass) and Andy Alkemade (Drums)
The Ugly Kings are for fans of The Doors, Jack White, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Royal Blood and Rival Sons.
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)