KING COYOTE SHARE NEW SINGLE COCA COLA
AHEAD OF NEW EP WILD OUT NOVEMBER 1
+ ANNOUNCE SHOWS WITH GRINSPOON AND THIRSTY MERC
Australian rockers King Coyote have today announced their killer new single Coca Cola, an energetic romp inspired by chasing true love, out today. Coca Cola is the first taste of the upcoming King Coyote EP Wild, an absolute masterclass in rock n roll, set for release on November 1. King Coyote will be heading out on tour throughout October and November to celebrate the release, kicking off in Burleigh at Moe’s Desert Clubhouse on Friday October 4, then heading through Kingscliff to support Grinspoon, home to Port Macquarie for a series of shows, wrapping with a summer show on December 28 at Tacking Point Tavern (Port Macquarie) supporting Thirsty Merc.
King Coyote tells Jen his favourite albums of all time!
SUNNY: Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age has been such an influential album for me, Josh Homme is just such a great songwriter and performer. The album also featured the new addition of Dave Grohl on drums, such a powerful and inspiring musician to have on the record. It’s really cool how the album holds range of styles that the band experimented with to create a journey for the listener, which has really inspired my way of songwriting as a musician. Just a classic album, I’ll never get sick of it!
JIMMY: American Idiot for me is a record that ebbs and flows to perfection. It was the work that early in my teens made me fall in love with albums, not just as a collection of songs but a cohesive work of art. From the epic 5 part Jesus of Suburbia to the machinegun punkrock riffs of St Jimmy this album will forever hold its place in my personal music hall of fame.
STEVE: Arctic Monkeys’ AM is a solid album all the way through. It’s rock n roll album but I also get some west coast hip hop vibes coming through. It’s a classic that I’ll listen to on repeat for a very long time.
MIKE: Couldn’t stand the weather by SRV and double trouble is such a wholesome record, full of unique style, tone and energy. I first heard it when I was about 12 and immediately fell in love with it, especially the track “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)”. All 8 tracks have such great use of light and shade and are played with such passion, which really makes the record in my eyes as it showed me how someone can define their sound as a musician. Could listen to it forever!
JOSH: Baby 81 has more riffs, style and steaze then anything from its era. I still think it does. The bass, the beat, the vocals, the lyrics. To me, it’s timeless, it’s something I’ll show my grandchildren – so long as I find a girlfriend hahaha. It’s the bee’s elbow.
KING COYOTE QLD & NSW TOUR
FRI 4 OCT | MOE’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE, BURLEIGH, QLD | 18+ | SUPPORTING FIRST BEIGE
Tickets available here
SAT 5 OCT | KINGSCLIFF BEACH HOTEL, KINGSCLIFF, NSW | 18+ – SUPPORTING GRINSPOON | SOLD OUT
FRI 18 OCT | FINNIANS, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW | 18+ | w SLIPPERY GYPSEES
Tickets available on the door
FRI 1 NOV | ART OF THE EMPIRE (ACOUSTIC), PORT MACQUARIE, NSW | 18+
Tickets available on the door
SAT 28 DEC | TACKING POINT TAVERN, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW | 18+ | SUPPORTING THIRSTY MERC
Coca Cola is for fans of true, classic rock n roll; the kind of song that makes you want to slam your empty glass on the bar and head straight to the dancefloor. Evocative of rock auteurs Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and Jet, Coca Cola is overflowing with heady guitar riffs and hooky vocals. Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, lead vocalist Sunny Rowlands enthuses, “This song is a bit of old time rock n roll, a throwback with our twist. Coca Cola was inspired by true love, about seeing the red flags and acting on it, before you lose too much time… or whatever the listener thinks it’s about. We like both!”
Wild is a diverse collection of rock music by a group of seasoned musicians who know exactly who they are and what King Coyote represents. From the exhilarating opener Running Wild, to the affecting, emotive closer Diamonds, the EP is true to its namesake in every sense of the word – this music is undeniably Wild. Produced by Michael Lynch (Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, John Butler Trio), Wild meets the thematic golden trio – sex, drugs and rock n roll – head on, as Sunny says, “We’ve taken a bit of time with this EP, enjoying the road, the band bonding, the late nights, the long nights and all the in-between, helping us get the songs to the point that represents us truthfully as a band. It’s taken a couple of years, but it was worth the wait for us – it shows how far we’ve come and how far we can go.”
King Coyote are set to perform tracks from Wild live throughout October and November, with a diverse run of headline shows and support slots alongside rock legends Grinspoon, Thirsty Merc and First Beige. Giving fans a taste of what to expect from the shows, Sunny says, “The shows will be high energy, loud, and in your face – like a shot of coffee with your Red Bull!”
King Coyote is Sunny Rowlands (vocals), Jimmy True Love (guitar, vocals), Stevie G (drums, vocals), Josh Hall (bass) and Mike Montgomery (guitar).
Coca Cola is out today, October 3. Wild is out November 1