To Kill A King absolutely killed it.
The 5 piece, originally from Leeds, rocked the Haunt on Thursday night with a mixture of dulcet tones and powerful beats that made it impossible not to dance. Their relaxed stage presence paired with a well earned self confidence gave first time viewers like myself the feeling of festival nostalgia! The seamless flow of songs and an impressive light show made for an impressive viewing experience (and on a school night no less).
Formed in 2009, the band are now based in London and have in the past supported big names such as Bastille and Dog is Dead. They are themselves departing for an extensive tour around Europe later this month, starting on the 16th in Cologne, Germany.
Fronted by bearded wonder Ralph Pelleymounter, the band have had a few different members over the years, however I think it’s safe to say they’ve struck gold with their current line up.
With a sound that can only be described as eclectic, this band could be compared to so many, but none would do them the justice they deserve. Those that have tried however have likened them to Half Moon Run, Bombay Bicycle Club and Lucy Rose.
Their new eponymously titled album was released on the 2nd of March and is the second album in an impressive discography of EPs.
Favourite song from the new album: Love is not control.
Favourite songs from their 2013 album Cannibals With Cutlery: Cold Skin, Cannibals With Cutlery and Choices.
Basically if you are in the mood for an awesome night, with good humour and great music, then I highly recommend you see To Kill A King. I foresee them getting big very soon, so don’t miss your chance!
By Rosie Rutter