NEW ALBUM “MAVERICK”

RELEASED FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020
ON COLOURED VINYL, CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

PRE-ORDER FROM WWW.KINGKING.CO.UK

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album “Maverick” on Friday 16th October 2020 via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles, is available for pre-order from www.kingking.co.uk.

The first single ‘I Will Not Fall’, which has been A-listed on Planet Rock, will be available as an instant grat track, with all pre-orders plus more exclusive content, including track by track commentary from Alan Nimmo.

“Maverick” follows 2017’s critically acclaimed album “Exile & Grace” and includes the new line-up featuring Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Stevie Nimmo (guitar), Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Andrew Scott (drums). The album was engineered and mixed by Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow.

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the new album is co-written by Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals), Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), Andrew Scott (drums), with all lyrics co-written by Alan Nimmo and newest member Stevie Nimmo (guitar).

“Recording the new album with the new line-up has been a whole lot of fun and very interesting,” says Alan Nimmo. “It’s great watching the guys using the great talent they have bringing the songs to life.”


Photo Credit: © Alexandre Coesnon

Most of the songs, bar one, were co-written by all the band members, while all arrangements were co-written by Alan and keyboardist Jonny Dyke. Says Alan, “I value contributions from all of the guys in the making of new music. Johnny and I found a great rhythm working together. We just got our heads down and made sure that the songs were arranged in the best way possible.”

King King have evolved as a band, and their fifth album, Maverick, is no exception. But what makes this new album different from all the previous King King albums?


Photo Credit: © Jon Theobald

Photo Credit: © Graham Milne

“Maverick is an album that I chose to write with complete freedom,” explains Alan. “Musically, it’s more mature and more complex than our previous records, but it also has the simplicity of an album that just has great catchy songs that people will want to sing along with. The essence of King King is still there and always will be. We hope the energy, fun and passion is evident throughout!”

But why call the new album Maverick?

“I named the album Maverick at a time when it was risky to do so,” says Alan. “I made some bold moves and changes from band members to behind-the-scenes stuff. I guess that’s who I am. I’m a risk-taker!”

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

Never Give In *
Fire In My Soul **
Whatever It Takes To Survive
I Will Not Fall
By Your Side * **
One World *
Everything Will Be Alright **
When My Winter Comes
Dance Together
End Of The Line

PRODUCTION CREDITS

All lyrics A. Nimmo & S Nimmo **
All guitars, A Nimmo
All vocals, A Nimmo
All backing vocals, A Nimmo & S. Nimmo *
All bass guitar, A. Greenshields
All Drums, A Scott
All Keyboards, Hammond and synth, & percussion, J Dyke

All songs written by A, Nimmo, J, Dyke, A, Greenshields, A, Scott
except “When My Winter Comes” written by A. Nimmo & J. Dyke

All songs arranged by A. Nimmo & J. Dyke

Engineered & Mixed Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios, Glasgow
Produced by Liam McCluskey and A. Nimmo
Mastered by Robin Schmidt @ 24-96 Mastering

OCTOBER 2020 UK TOUR

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Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Friday 16th October 2020

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP
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Planet Rock’s Rocktober
Bristol, O2 Academy

Saturday 17th October 2020

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Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA
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Exeter, Phoenix

Sunday 18th October 2020

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Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS
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Edinburgh, Queens Hall

Tuesday 20th October 2020

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Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
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Leeds, Uni Stylus

Wednesday 21st October 2020

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Stylus, Leeds University Union, Lifton Pl, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JT
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Planet Rock’s Rocktober
Sheffield, O2 Academy

Saturday 24th October 2020

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37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2PN
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Harpenden, Public Halls

Sunday 25th October 2020

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Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1TE
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Bilston, Robin

Tuesday 27th October 2020

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20 – 28 Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton, Bilston WV14 7LJ
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Cambridge, Junction

Wednesday 28th October 2020

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Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
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RESCHEDULED FEBRUARY 2021 UK TOUR

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York, Grand Opera House

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

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Clifford St, York YO1 9SW
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Manchester Academy

Friday 5th February 2021

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Moss Ln E, Manchester M14 4PX
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Sheffield, Leadmill

Saturday 6th February 2021

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6 Leadmill Rd, Sheffield S1 4SE
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Cardiff, Y Plas

Sunday 7th February 2021

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Cardiff University, Park Pl, Cardiff CF10 3QN
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Birmingham, Town Hall

Tuesday 9th February 2021

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Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
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London, Electric Ballroom

Saturday 13th February 2021

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184 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 8QP
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Salisbury, City Hall

Sunday 14th February 2021

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Malthouse Ln, Salisbury SP2 7TU
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Bury St Edmunds, The Apex Arts Centre

Tuesday 16th February 2021

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1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3FD
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Newcastle, Boiler Shop

Wednesday 17th February 2021

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20 South St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PE
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Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket

Thursday 18th February 2021

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Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ
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