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To Kill a King: My God and Your God

SEEN has been enjoying the rich guitar-driven new single ‘My God And Your God’ from the splendidly named To Kill A King, available to stream and download now. “The story of two Gods that can’t love each other and can’t leave each other alone,” according to frontman Ralph Pelleymounter, the track was premiered by Billboard who said “My God and Your God goes back to the group’s old folk roots, weaving together a narrative wrapped in an endlessly catchy package.” Listen to it here: https://awal.lnk.to/Hopdd

‘My God And Your God’ is taken from the London five-piece’s magnificent new album ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’, which is released on January 12, 2018 on These Are My Bones via AWAL and Republic Of Music. Produced by Gethin Pearson and the band’s keyboard player Ben Jackson, the album contains previous singles ‘The Good Old Days’, ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’,watch the video:

plus recently revealed new track ‘The Unspeakable Crimes Of Peter Popoff’. ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’ is the London five-piece’s third album and the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘To Kill A King’ (“The love child of INXS, The Maccabees and The National, with everything from charming ballads to big anthems” Shortlist)

“The Spiritual Dark Age is the last three years of my life painstakingly distilled into 40 minutes of music,” says Pelleymounter of the album. “It has ballads for my single friends watching everyone else gradually pair off, and deities and fables getting drunk in bars. It has moments of anger and disgust at characters like Peter Popoff and their parasitic feeding of the most vulnerable people. But hopefully, in amongst the chaos and darker tales, it has an underlying message that compassion being such a beautiful and complex thing may just save the day.”

Earlier this year To Kill A King played three consecutive London headline dates (at The Borderline, Oslo, and Omeara) and in support of the album they will head out on a full UK tour, starting at Sheffield Plug on January 11th and culminating at Islington Assembly Hall on January 27th.

Says guitarist Grant McNeill, “After roughly 2 years in a room with a single window and a bare lightbulb making this record, we can’t wait to get out on the road, if for nothing else but to get some sunlight. That’s why we chose to tour in January.”

After releasing two albums, 2013’s ‘Cannibals With Cutlery’ and 2015’s self-titled follow-up, and touring incessantly since 2010, To Kill a King took a well deserved break in 2016, Ralph using the time to write with Rag’n’ Bone Man and Zibra, while keyboardist Ben Jackson produced albums for Childcare and Little White Things.

TO KILL A KING, HEADLINE TOUR JANUARY 2018
Thu 11 Sheffield Plug
Fri 12 Hull Früit
Sat 13 Manchester Academy 3
Mon 15 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny
Tue 16 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wed 17 Nottingham Bodega
Frid 19 Glasgow Drygate Brewery (Celtic Connections Festival)
Sat 20 Birmingham Mama Roux’s
Sun 21 Norwich Waterfront Studio
Tue 23 Bristol Thekla
Wed 24 Brighton The Hope and Ruin
Thu 25 Southampton The Joiners
Sat 27 London Islington Assembly Hall

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