KING NUN

DEBUT LP | MASS | 4 OCTOBER

BUG | NEW SINGLE + VIDEO

Dirty Hit

 

Listen to the MASS album here:             http://dirtyh.it/mass

Watch the video for BUG here:


 

KING NUN has released their album MASS through the iconic Dirty Hit. It’s been a long time coming for the Wandsworth quartet and sees them embrace darker sonic inspirations and cultish imagery for their first full-length release. The band has also shared the video for the new single BUG to tie in with the album release.

Speaking about the record, frontman Theo Polyzoides says:

 

We are deeply proud to bring you all our debut album. This thing is full of songs about becoming, songs about reminiscing, songs about making an album. It’s a tribute to teenage angst, to naiveté, to our memories both melancholic and despairingly sad – to the need to step up to the plate. This is an exorcism – it’s a section of our lives on a plate, and I hope it can be whatever you need it to be.

 

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

 

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 album 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.

 

The album is really autobiographical,” says singer Theo Polyzoides, “it’s full of songs about becoming, songs about reminiscing, songs about making an album. It’s a tribute to teenage angst, to naiveté, to memories both melancholic and despairingly sad, to the need to step up to the plate.

 

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 role as one of rock music’s last great innovators.

 

 

The album comes in the wake of a huge summer for King Nun: a recent support slot to Foo Fighters; and a wealth of raucous performances at festivals up and down the country. September has seen the band play their own headline shows in the USA, alongside support slots with Reignwolf and Black Flag; whilst October sees them return for a UK and EU tour with The Struts.

 

Full dates as follows:

 

OCTOBER

 

Sun            06            KINGSTON                        Fighting Cocks                         [Instore + Signing – Matinee]

Wed            09            LONDON                        Rough Trade East             [Instore + Signing – Evening]

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]

 

 

WEBSITE            http://www.kingnun.com/

TWITTER            https://twitter.com/kingnunband?lang=da

FACEBOOK            https://www.facebook.com/KingNunBand/

INSTAGRAM            https://www.instagram.com/king_nun/

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