PLAYING LIVE IN THE UK STARTING THIS WEEKEND
JUN 25 SAT – Alexandra Palace – London, United Kingdom*
JUN 26 SUN – The Globe – Cardiff, United Kingdom
JUN 28 TUE – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 29 WED – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 30 THU – Rock City – Nottingham, United Kingdom
*with Greta Van Fleet
Marcus King today announced the release of ‘Lie Lie Lie’, the latest preview track from his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. The track premiered today with FLOOD Magazine. Shuffling rock drums, wild soloing and fuzzed out psychedelic guitar riffing combine into a towering sonic inferno. At the core of the blaze are King’s vocals, which share a revelation.
“‘Lie Lie Lie’ for me captures the spirit of this record.” King shared. “You can feel how natural the vibe was in the studio. This track showcases each player’s energy, it shines a light on the production and the SOUND of Easy Eye Sound. At the two-and-a-half-minute mark the band locks into a groove that becomes a sonic representation of why I do what I do! I LIVE for that feeling!”
Accompanying the song release, King released a live video, created at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio, it features acclaimed musicians including Chris St. Hilaire on drums and Nick Movshon on bass. Watch it HERE.
King’s tales of excess, salvation, break up and addiction, draw on some difficult and personal moments. Despite challenging personal circumstances, King has made his most accomplished work to date. One of his biggest fans – and album producer – Dan Auerbach, exclaimed. “Music runs so deep in Marcus’ blood he might not even realise how born to do this he is. He’s the real deal.”
King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth-generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned guitar at age 3 from his blues rock musician father Marvin King. He navigated troublesome school years to quickly become known as one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed his breakout success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach produced 2020 solo album debut, El Dorado. It garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” and critical praise from NPR to Rolling Stone.
King will continue to tear up the rulebook with the release Young Blood, redefining the route to modern rock stardom with a timeless sound and a singular voice, equal parts grease and grit, set to soon establish him as one of the most soulful vocalists of his generation.
Marcus King is currently on a world tour with headline dates across the US, UK and Europe. He has just announced a further huge run of shows across the USA for the autumn including two nights at New York’s Beacon, Nashville’s legendary Ryman and Atlanta’s Tabernacle. For more information please visit: https://MK.lnk.to/tour
Young Blood will be released August 26 on Rick Rubin’s American Records/Republic Records/Snakefarm. Pre-order available here: https://MK.lnk.to/youngblood
“Gifted youngster realises aim to make a classic Americana record… the Carolinian brings innate soulfulness to his performances” Uncut
“This [Rod] Stewart alike guitar-slinger won’t ever let you down… never a dull moment” Mojo
“A soul-drenched country cracker… underpinning a set of songs that sound like someone’s favourite record collection” – Classic Rock
“King is the complete package. Retro-styled yet forward facing, he plays searing blues guitar, delicate acoustic country and sings like an angel with buckets of soul” The Sun
“His music reveals an old soul” – The New York Times
More about Marcus King:
GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, performer and songwriter, Marcus King was downright destined to play music. By eight-years-old, the fourth generation Greenville, SC, native performed alongside pops, grandpa and his uncles for the first time. Logging thousands of miles on the road as The Marcus King Band, he established himself with unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show.During 2020, he linked up with Dan Auerbach [The Black Keys] and cut his solo debut, El Dorado, garnering a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album”. Beyond praise from NPR, American Songwriter and more, Rolling Stone christened it “excellent”, and Associated Press went as far as to claim, “El Dorado already stands out as a definite high point of 2020”.
In between packing venues on his own, he performed alongside Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff in addition to gracing the bills of Stagecoach and more with one seismic show after the next. Along the way, he caught the attention of Rick Rubin and signed to American Recordings.
Plugged into his old man’s dusty amp with a ’59 Les Paul in hand, Marcus set out to make a rock ‘n’ roll record in 2022. He didn’t disguise his ambitions at all. He didn’t hold back. He didn’t think about anything but writing from the gut, shooting from the hip and playing straight from the heart. Joined by Auerbach, he made the kind of rock ‘n’ roll record that makes arenas and asses shake, and it’s called Young Blood.