“Their ability to take hard blues rock and twist and distort it into darker, more unique territories is akin to that of Queens of the Stone Age. THE UGLY KINGS’ brand of power blues is captivating.” – Classic Rock Magazine on the first full-length, Darkness Is My Home
Napalm Records is pleased to announce that Australian blues-rocking powerhouse THE UGLY KINGS has inked a worldwide record deal with the premium Austrian rock and metal label!
The uprising foursome offers a strong injection of energy and emotion while interweaving catchy riffs and stomping rhythms with deep reaching, soulful vocals. After releasing a first glimpse with the mini-album Of Sins in 2015, THE UGLY KINGS unveiled their top-notch debut, Darkness Is My Home, three years later. The band’s latest offering, the two-track EP Gypsy Queen, is another high energy hard rock outburst, fanning the fires of a bright future!
Achieved in only a short time, THE UGLY KINGS already boast an impressive number of shows and have shared the stage with high-class bands like Airbourne, Papa Roach, 1000mods and Rival Sons. During this adventurous journey, the Melbourne based unit gathered a huge amount of fans along the way and convinced their well-known colleagues as well: “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,” said Joel O’Keeffe (Airbourne frontman and lead guitarist).
THE UGLY KINGS are currently working on their second full-length album – more to be announced soon!
Enjoy this energizing blues rock attitude and listen to the soulful tunes of “Promised Land”, taken from the debut album, Darkness Is My Home, here:
THE UGLY KINGS are:
Christos Athanasias – guitar
Nicolas Dumont – bass
Joel Martin – drums
Russell Clark – vocals