King Nun / Black Tree Single + Debut LP + Tours

RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE | BLACK TREE

ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP | MASS | 4 OCTOBER

Dirty Hit

 

KING NUN have returned with their new single BLACK TREE. You can watch the video here:

 

The track comes alongside news of the band’s highly anticipated debut album, MASS, which will be released on 4 October by the iconic Dirty Hit. The record sees a fresh sonic approach from the West London four-piece and BLACK TREE is the perfect indicator of the band’s innovation for this release. Taking influence from the likes of NIN and Nick Cave, the single is King Nun’s darkest effort to date, revealing the blacker aspects of the human psyche whilst unleashing a sound as vital as ever.

 

Speaking about the track, and MASS as a whole, front man Theo Polyzoides says:

 

Black Tree is a hard run through something bleak, and I think it had to be done. The album is really autobiographical; it’s full of songs about becoming, songs about reminiscing, songs about making an album. It’s a tribute to teenage angst, to naivety, to memories both melancholic and despairingly sad – to the need to step up to the plate.

 

MORE INFO ON MASS

 

Dressed up in cultish imagery, complex lyricism and a mutating, tradition-be-damned approach to rock music’s typical sonic palette, King Nun’s long-awaited debut album is a coming-of-age record like few others.

 

From the title of the LP itself – a multi-faceted reference to that coming-of-age as an almost cultish ceremony – to the warped melodies that drive tracks like LOW FLYING DANDELION and the heavenly-sounding closer (and ode to long-forgotten German folk singer Sibylle Baier) A GIANT CAME DOWN, MASS refuses to remain in one sonic space. The result is a record which eschews conventional rock structures and sounds in favour of something more ambitious and boundary-pushing, whilst never losing sight of King Nun’s brilliance as a live guitar band.

 

A record centred around both personal exorcisms and more universal lived experiences, King Nun’s debut is a lofty accomplishment from a group no longer content to simply kick up the dirt at their feet. MASS is, without doubt, a record which finds King Nun stepping up to the plate. A confident, charismatic and complex debut LP, it proves the quartet are embracing their self-appointed role as one of rock music’s last great innovators.

 

MASCARA RUNS

CHINESE MEDICINE

TRANSFORMER

COWBOY

I SAW BLUE

BLACK TREE

LOW FLYING DANDELION

SHARING A HEAD WITH SETH

INTRAVENOUS

BUG

A GIANT CAME DOWN

 

The album announcement comes in the wake of a huge summer for King Nun: a recent support slot to Foo Fighters; a wealth of raucous performances at festivals throughout the country; and a tour of the USA with Reignwolf in August. September will see the band play their own headline shows in the USA alongside a support slot with Black Flag; whilst October sees them return for a UK and EU tour with The Struts; with November bringing a full EU tour with The Sherlocks. Full dates as follows:

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Mon            02            PORTLAND, OR                        Bu Bar [Headline]

Tue            03            SEATTLE, WA                        Crocodile [Headline]

Thu            05            CHICO, CA                        Senator Theatre [with Black Flag]

Sat            07            SAN FRANCISCO, CA            Independent [Headline]

Sun            08            LOS ANGELES, CA                        The Echo [Headline]

 

OCTOBER

 

Fri            11            MANCHESTER                        Academy [with The Struts]

Sat            12            EDINBURGH                        Liquid Rooms [with The Struts]

Sun            13            SHEFFIELD                        Leadmill [with The Struts]

Tue            15            NORWICH                        UEA [with The Struts]

Wed            16            LONDON                        Kentish Town Forum [with The Struts]

Thu            17            CARDIFF                                    Great Hall [with The Struts]

Sat            19            LEICESTER                        O2 Academy [with The Struts]

Sun            20            BOURNEMOUTH                        O2 Academy [with The Struts]

Tue            22            TILBURG                                    O13 [with The Struts]

Wed            23            ANTWERP                        Zappa [with The Struts]

Thu            24            PARIS                                    Trianon [with The Struts]

Fri            25            COLOGNE                        Burgerhaus Stollwerck [with The Struts]

Sun            27            BERLIN                                    Columbiatheater [with The Struts]

Mon            28            MUNICH                        Technikum [with The Struts]

Tue            29            MILAN                                    Fabrique [with The Struts]

 

NOVEMBER

 

Thu            14            ANTWERP                        Kavka [with The Sherlocks]

Fri            15            COLOGNE                        Heliosstrasse 37 [with The Sherlocks]

Sat            16            MUNICH                        Folks Club [with The Sherlocks]

Sun            17            ZURICH                                    Exil [with The Sherlocks]

Tue            19            VIENNA                                    Chelsea [with The Sherlocks]

Wed            20            PRAGUE                                    Café V Lese [with The Sherlocks]

Thu            21            BERLIN                                    Cassiopeia [with The Sherlocks]

Fri            22            HAMBURG                        Molotow [with The Sherlocks]

Sat            23            AMSTERDAM                        Bitterzoet [with The Sherlocks]

Mon            25            PARIS                                    Supersonic [with The Sherlocks]

 

WEBSITE            http://www.kingnun.com/

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