What are your names?
Sam Longhurst – Vocals
Dave Beckett – Lead guitar and backing vocals
Brodie Carson – Drums and backing vocals
Tom Radford – Bass
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
Took a while for us to come up with something catchy ..We went for “KYNGS” as we feel it is pointing towards being kings of music ..Hoping to be the next kings of Rock n Roll, at the very top of the music business!
What is your genre of music?
Hard Rock n Roll with a Bluesy Vibe
Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.
Four worlds collide to create a sound of enormity and precision to form a sound like no other ..On a journey to please all corners of the music kingdom. With killer vocals howling through none complicated guitar riffs, pounding drums and a thick bass undertone ..Real music from real people!
Four Young guys hailing from Manchester where the streets are brimming with music ..Joined together with style and a love of Rock! Taking influence from the likes of ACDC, Motorhead, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Who ..Giving there absolute all on stage no matter what the venue or the people ..These young guys are certain to have heads turning!
Are you a signed?
Not yet! We’ve had talks with a couple labels and nearly went through with a signing, but after closer consideration and learning the finer details, we all decided it wasn’t the best thing for the band, and luckily it’s not been a decision to regret!
You are set to release your new EP, tell us more about it.
We certainly are! We’ve kept it all pretty hush hush but we’re set to release our next EP, Hurricane within the next couple months! We currently have our first EP out now, a three track masterclass of simple, but true original Rock n Roll.
We don’t play about with synthesizers or other instruments, it is simple straight forward Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals to create a simple yet recognizable sound.
Tell us about the naming process of the single.
Our main single called “King of The Road” tells a story of an old school biker …As tough as they come, taking his journey on the road, without a care in the world, doing what he wants when he wants. The music video that Brodie did for the band explains just that! We actually wrote this is association with a biker charity/event that happened last year in Manchester!
What is the message you are trying to tell your fans?
Rock IS NOT dead, and will never die! We are trying to bring back that old school Rock n Roll vibe, not to heavy and not to soft, we want fans to have fun (which they do) and believe in what we are doing as a band. Keeping true to real rock n roll is vital for us but we like to think our individual style and personality puts a little twist on modern day rock music.
What was the writing process like?
We write songs by jamming and just feeling the music. It isn’t a matter of taking weeks to perfect something, we come up with a riff and the rest comes naturally, that is our process and it works superbly! Sure we’ll tweak and work on things for a while before we hit the studio, but we work together really well and produce a track with a pretty fast turnaround! We like to keep it raw and original so time is on our side usually! We had to overcome the loss of our rhythm guitarist who’d we’d already wrote our first EP with, so we had to adjust and tweak a few things there but it wasn’t as hard as we thought. We were able to crack on like usual after a couple of weeks rehearsing and writing!
What was the recording process like?
Yeah really good. Went really smoothly. We all really love being in the studio. We lay down the guide track and individually play our parts, starting with the drums. Add in a few tweaks here and there, try not to mess around with it too much to give it that raw and natural sound so it can really be a reflection on our live performances.
Describe it in three words.
Loud, sexy and driven!?
Let us know if you have any shows coming up?
Yeah we have a good few lined up! Our next home show is with the awesome Massive Wagons, at Rebellion in Manchester. We’re jumping on their tour for one night for the March 9th show! We’ve been talking about playing together for ages so we’re really stoked it’s finally happening!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any other artists or bands?
Not as of yet, but we’re thinking about bringing someone in to assist with an acoustic cover of one of our tracks, but we can’t spoil all the fun now can we!
Would you be up for collaborating with artists or bands?
Yeah for sure! It’s great to work alongside other artists and put different styles together, you never know what’s going to come out the other side!
What made you go in to music?
Rock n roll lifestyle for me! Beats working for a living, haha. We were all raised around music and gigs, so It’s been a part of all us for a long time.
Do you play any instruments?
Guitar and Drums!
Who are your influences?
AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath (all that 70/80s classic rock really) that’s when it was all happening. Tom and Brodie love heavy metal/heavier rock which influences the drum and bass of KYNGS a little more than the classic rock side. The likes of While She Sleeps, Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, Polaris etc etc.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Listening to music and playing guitar. Drunken experiences. Personal memories and experiences, and jamming with the boys!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Playing Wembley at the end of our second world tour! Living the dream!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Watching other bands of course..Supporting unsigned bands! A lot of the guys are into football so that’s always fun!
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Ooo tough one. Bit of a cliché but probably Stairway To heaven.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
If you want something you gotta go out and get it. And if you believe in it hard enough it will happen.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Don’t bother its not worth it…. No haha keep listening to as much music as you can. LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN. You can’t do too much of that. Practice makes perfect is a big one! And don’t give up, the music industry isn’t what it used to be, but if you love it enough and work hard, good things will come to those who are patient and committed!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Live fast, die young!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Get in the bar queue earlier enough so you don’t miss anything. Chain smoke before you go in. Enjoy the gig and don’t be glued to your F**king phones! Make a new memory and enjoy yourself!
You come off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Probably the pub
2/Who do you see?
Friends & family
3/What do you eat?
Either a chippy or my mums roast dinner! Can’t beat that!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Of course ..