BLACK PEAKS set to release surprise, brand new single ‘King’ on Friday 20th September through Rise Records/BMG,
listen to it – HERE

The track was an Annie Mac Radio 1 ‘Hottest Record In The World’ last night (Tuesday 17th September), listen back to the play and interview with frontman Will Gardner – HERE

Band on tour across UK and Europe through October, London show at The Electric Ballroom on the Friday Oct 11th

Support in the UK comes from Black Futures and
Bitch Falcon, and in Europe it’s Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw and Palm Reader in Scandanavia

Brighton headline show at The Brighton Electric on 29th September sold out in two hours when announced last week

The incredible Brighton four-piece BLACK PEAKS return with a huge, brand new single ‘King’, set to be released on Friday 20th September through Rise Records/BMG. Produced by Mark Roberst (producer of teh bands debut album ‘Statues’), the track was the ‘Hottest Record In The World’ last night on Radio 1 with Annie Mac and is the bands first new material in almost a year, since the 2018 sophomore album ‘All That Divides’.

Listen to ‘King’ – HERE
Listen to the Annie Mac Radio 1 ‘Hottest Record In The World’ show – HERE

‘King’ is a song about reflection, struggle and strength. It’s about showing vision and optimism in times of hardship and the journey through those times, all told through the story/metaphor of a young boy and his father, and their walk through a forest after being separated in the snow.

BLACK PEAKS front man and vocalist Will Gardner explains: “We had been working on a load of new song ideas, and this particular piece of music (which became ‘King’) was just a track that seemed to smoothly be completed really early on, musically at least if not vocally. Unfortunately this time coincided with myself getting very ill, making it pretty much impossible to do anything at all, let alone write, practice, record and sing, so the track stayed unflinished for ages.”

“However, we had a really really amazing moment in July when everything just came together. I had this night when I couldn’t sleep and the chorus melody was just going round and round my head. I sat at my desk in the morning and the whole song just came out in one go, in like 2 hours of writing!”

“I called Joe (Gosney, guitarist) and he drove over immediately, excited and a bit bewildered that I was so hyped on apparently finishing the song, I gathered enough strength to sing it through and record it, and it was done! To have been able to create a piece of music in such a difficult time has been one of the most challenging but rewarding things I’ve ever done and I’m so proud of what we as a band have made.”

The band will also be touring UK and Europe through October, with the London show on October 11th and The Electric Ballroom being their biggest ever headline show to date. Expect ‘King’ to be given its first airing on these dates, as well as a host of other secrets and surprises. They also have a hometown show at The Brighton Electric on September 29th, but it sold out in two hours (support there from Haggard Cat).

All of the UK BLACK PEAKS headline shows, support on all dates from
Black Futures and Bitch Falcon:
Sun-Sept-29th – Brighton, The Electric SOLD OUT
Thu-Oct-3rd – Manchester, Gorilla
Fri-Oct-4th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Sat-Oct-5th – Glasgow, Garage
Sun-Oct-6th – Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
Tue-Oct-8th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu-Oct-10th – Bristol, The Fleece
Fri-Oct-11th – London, Electric Ballroom

All of the BLACK PEAKS European headline shows, support from
Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw OR Palm Reader:
Tue-Oct-15th – Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Wed-Oct-16th – Germany, Koln, Luxor (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Fri-Oct-18th – Swiss, Frauenfeld,  Eisenwerk (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Sat-Oct-19th – Germany, Wiesbaden, Kesselhaus (support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Sun-Oct-20th – Germany, Munich, Feierwerk (Kranhalle)
(support from Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw)
Tue-Oct-29th – Denmark, Copenhagen, Beta (support Palm Reader)
Thu-Oct-31th – Sweden, Malmo, Babel (support Palm Reader)
Fri-Nov-1st – Norway, Oslo,  John Dee (support Palm Reader)
Sat-Nov-2nd – Sweden, Stockholm, Bar Brooklyn (support Palm Reader)
Mon-Nov-4th – FInland, Helsinki, On the Rocks (support Palm Reader) /

BLACK PEAKS ‘KING’ (Stream Video)

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