If you’re a Kings of Leon fan, then this band is for you. William The Conqueror, featuring former folk singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph, embark on tour later this year. Proud Disturber Of The Peace, the band’s debut album, was released via Loose on 4th August and stays true to it’s name, a seemingly perfect soundtrack for a road trip.
The Cornwall-hailing band takes the listener on a journey from track one In My Dreams to Tend to the Thorns and Cold Ontario, and leaving us on its tenth track Manawatu. This confessional album ebbs and flows through themes of destiny and disappointment, with punchy rock drums creating a defiant atmosphere.
The band recorded in Joseph’s garage (perhaps bringing another dimension of meaning to the album’s name) after coming up against impossible circumstances – a hurricane which killed all the power and spoiled recording plans! But no fear, the group were undeterred and their confidence is clear in Proud Disturber Of The Peace.
“I spent a lot of time on the folk circuit just by virtue of the fact I had a beard and an acoustic guitar, it paid the bills but again didn’t feel like I was following my creative instincts as opposed to trying to get by. I reached a point where I thought my younger self that had cut his teeth in punk and rock bands would’ve been disappointed in what I’d become so William started as a way to pay homage to that youth that got side lined when life got in the way.”
You can follow William The Conqueror on the social media – links below.
You can also catch William The Conqueror on tour throughout later this year. See below for details.
Supporting Danny & The Champions Of The World
Tue 12 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Weds 13 NOTTINGHAM The Maze
Thurs 14 SHEFFIELD Plug
Fri 15 MANCHESTER Soup Kitchen
Sat 16 GATESHEAD Caedmon Hall
Mon 18 BRISTOL Lantern
Tue 19 CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
Weds 20 LONDON Scala
Thurs 21 CARDIFF Globe
Fri 22 OXFORD Bullingdon
Sat 23 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
Tue 14 LONDON Moth Club http://smarturl.it/wtc-ldn
Thu 16 BRIGHTON Green Door Store http://smarturl.it/wtc-
Sun 19 SHEFFIELD Greystones http://smarturl.it/wtc-
Mon 20 MANCHESTER Castle Hotel http://smarturl.it/wtc-mcr
Tue 21 BRISTOL Louisiana http://smarturl.it/wtc-bristol
Wed 22 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach http://smarturl.it/wtc-cardiff
1. In My Dreams
2. Tend To The Thorns
3. Did You Wrong
5. Sunny Is The Style
6. The Many Faces Of A Good Truth
7. Proud Disturber Of The Peace
8. Cold Ontario
9. Mind Keeps Changing