Leeds natives To Kill A King take their name from a British film about the English Civil War.
Discovered by the Communion label, the band have been honing their live show at Communion club nights across the country.
The band cite literary greats such as Dylan Thomas and the NYC beat-poet era of Allen Ginsberg alongside musical reference points like Grizzly Bear and Mystery Jets, placing equal emphasis on both melody and lyrics.
There’s an immediacy and melodrama to these first recordings with its vastness of multi-tracked, guitar heavy sound, ‘Fictional State’ is a great introduction to the band.
To Kill A King are: Ralph Pelleymounter (vocals/acoustic guitar), Josh Platman (bass), Jon Willoughby (drums), Ian Dudfield (electric guitar), Ben Jackson (synths and keys)
To Kill A King release their debut single, ‘Fictional State’ on the 30th May 2011 through Communion Records.