Debut Album To Be Released Early 2018
Melbourne rockers The Ugly Kings have signed to German label Kozmik Artifactz and will release their debut album in 2018!
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.
Having the mini-album Of Sins under their belt already, they are thrilled to sign with Kozmik Artifactz for the release of their debut full length album in early 2018.
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.
And recently SOLD OUT their Promised Land single launch show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar!
The Ugly Kings are Russel Clark (Vocals), Christos Athanasias (Guitar), Nicolas Dumont (Bass) and Andy Alkemade (Drums)
Stream the bands previous mini-album Of Sins (which has racked up an impressive 268k views) here
Watch the videos for Devil Heart, Goodbye (feat. Pierina O’Brien of Devil Electric) & Wicked Witch Of Wonder, here
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)