KING NUN NEW ALBUM ‘LAMB’ OUT NOW ON MARSHALL RECORDS
KING NUN NEW ALBUM ‘LAMB’ OUT NOW ON MARSHALL RECORDS
BAND SHARE ‘LAMB (LIVE FROM THE MONASTERY)’ TO CELEBRATE
ON TOUR WITH NOTHING BUT THIEVES / UK IN-STORE EVENTS
WATCH ‘LAMB (LIVE FROM THE MONASTERY)’– HERE BUY FULL ALBUM ‘LAMB’ – HERE UK IN-STORE TICKETS – HERE
“…a searing live force” – CLASH
“‘Lamb’ is the sound of a band resetting themselves for battle. Punky, scratchy and discordant, it’s also melodic and immediate. Echoing some of the best of turn of the millennium Brit-rock, it’s been well worth the wait” – DORK
“…a furious blast of punkish energy… Brimming with a confidence and maturity that few manage just two albums in, they show that no matter how bad everything may be getting, you’re never alone.” – DIY
“King Nun are actually operating at an artistic equidistance to classic Pixies and peak Placebo… Raw, spiky, fashionably introspective” – CLASSIC ROCK
London-based alternative outfit, KING NUN today release their highly anticipated new album ‘LAMB’ (via Marshall Records). Fans can purchase/stream the album ‘LAMB’ in full –HERE
To celebrate, the band captured the entire album live at their London-based rehearsal studio, providing fans with a visceral preview of what to expect from both the album and their electric live performances. The band will be playing a run of UK in-store events as well as hitting the road with Nothing but Thieves. A full list of dates can be found below.
Watch ‘LAMB (LIVE FROM THE MONASTERY)’ – HERE. Live event tickets can be found – HERE
Speaking on the release of their sophomore album, ‘LAMB’ (and their live session) the band comments:
“When we were writing Lamb, the songs that stuck around tended to be ones we’d written together in a rehearsal room, as a live band. That’s always been the core of who we are, and we’ve always valued our live performance highly.
“We thought it was the most natural thing to film ourselves playing the songs in the same setting they’d been created. We can’t wait for everyone to hear the album and see us play it – Lamb is our best work to date, and we’re all deeply proud of it.”
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‘LAMB’(produced by the band’s very own Caius Stockley-Young at The Marshall Studio) sees the London quintet take us on a journey that embraces vulnerability and authenticity. With a poignant blend of introspection and raw emotion, this is a collection of vibrant, hook-laden tracks that delves deep into the human experience; with a healthy dose of existentialism, confronting one’s terror, as well as social and emotional threats and anxieties head-on.
The album encapsulates the struggle to remain true to oneself in a world that often demands conformity and detachment. This powerful indie-punk, grunge opus serves as a profound metaphor for that delicate part of us susceptible to cynicism, trauma and emotional pain. Yet, it is precisely this vulnerability that emerges as the most beautiful aspect of our being, rising to the occasion with resilience and grace.
In a society where the prevailing response to challenges is often to become cynical and mask our emotions, ‘LAMB’ offers a refreshing alternative. It speaks directly to the struggles faced by many, highlighting that true solutions lie not in aggression or escapism, but in embracing our shared humanity. By retaining our naivety, optimism, and trust, we can carve a path towards a brighter and more compassionate future.
“LAMB is about vulnerability,” exclaims vocalist and enigmatic frontman Theo Polyzoides. “It’s about being true to yourself. It’s about retaining the part of you that is naive and optimistic and trusting, in the face of a world that will turn you into a fucking android if you give it even an inch.” exclaims Polyzoides.”
“So, LAMB is a metaphor for that Achilles heel, the part of you that is susceptible to trauma, emotional pain… all of these things,” he expands. “that’s the thing that rises to the occasion and is the most beautiful part of us… I think that, actually, if we all just tried to retain a bit of humanity, we’d probably make a better future.”
Since first single Tulip in 2016, King Nun has gone on to reach as many of their childhood ambitions as they could: headline tours across the UK, Europe, and the US, as well as shows supporting bands such as Foo Fighters, Black Flagand Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. They pride themselves on their raucous live shows, vindicated by Rolling Stone naming them ‘Best Rock Newcomers’ at Bonnarroo festival.
“I really do believe LAMB is our greatest achievement because it’s so honest,” says Theo, “and it’s the thing I’m most proud of because there was such a struggle to make it happen.” Over the course of the lockdown, the boys wrote non-stop with their vision fixed firmly on the next release, with the name itself guiding them from the start. “I loved the quasi-religious imagery that we were using with Mass, and the title of that album led us on to the title for Lamb. I knew that that name had significance because the thing that struck me about it was the innocence and fragility being right next to the sacrificial animal. A lot of violence and naivety right next to each other in the same word.”
From their place as young outsiders, King Nun have grown together to make their own space, somewhere strange and expressive and entirely their own. Their very identity is rooted in the honesty and range of emotion they put into their music, balanced between brash garage punk and soul-searching introspective, never afraid to say what they’re feeling and push the music as far as the message. It is only a matter of time before King Nun is hailed as one of indie rock’s most distinctive voices.
‘LAMB’ is out now via Marshall Records. Be sure to catch the band live on tour with Nothing but Thieves and playing their run of UK in-store events. Tickets and more information can be found – HERE.
– UK IN-STORE DATES
^UK In-store event
*w/ Nothing but Thieves
2 – Kingston, Banquet Records ^
3 – London, Rough Trade East ^
4 – Nottingham, Rough Trade ^
5 – Liverpool, Jacaranda ^
6 – Leeds, Vinyl Whistle ^
31 – Glasgow, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT *
1 – Glasgow, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT *
3 – Bournemouth, International Centre – SOLD OUT *
4 – Manchester, O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT *
5 – Manchester, O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT *
7 – Swansea, Swansea Arena *
9 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena *
10 – London, OVO Arena *
11– London, OVO Arena *
16 – Manchester, O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT *
17 – Belfast, The Telegraph Building – SOLD OUT *
19 – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre *
20 – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre – SOLD OUT *