TO KILL A KING

‘THE SPIRITUAL DARK AGE’

THE NEW ALBUM RELEASED JAN 12, 2018

ON THESE ARE MY BONES

FORMATS: LIMITED EDITION PURPLE VINYL LP, STANDARD VINYL LP, CD & DIGITAL

 

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK YOUTUBE OR VEVO

OR LISTEN TO ‘THE UNSPEAKABLE CRIMES OF PETER POPOFF’ HERE

 

+ HEADLINE UK TOUR JANUARY 2018

 

To Kill A King have today released details of their new studio album ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’, to be released on January 12, 2018 on These Are My Bones via AWAL and Republic Of Music. The album contains the single ‘The Good Old Days’ (listen here), title track ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’ (watch the video here http://vevo.ly/Zips9I)​ plus recently revealed new track ‘The Unspeakable Crimes Of Peter Popoff’ (iisten here https://awal.lnk.to/0VMZt)

 

Produced by Gethin Pearson and the band’s keyboard player Ben Jackson, ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’ is the London five-piece’s third album and the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘To Kill A King’ (“They’ve upped their game beyond all recognition” **** Q).

 

“The Spiritual Dark Age is the last three years of my life painstakingly distilled into 40 minutes of music,” says frontman Ralph Pelleymounter of the album. “It has ballads for my single friends watching everyone else gradually pair off, and deities and fables getting drunk in bars. It has moments of anger and disgust at characters like Peter Popoff and their parasitic feeding of the most vulnerable people, and it has folk songs about two gods who’d rather burn down the world than admit they still love each other. But hopefully, in amongst the chaos and darker tales, it has an underlying message that compassion being such a beautiful and complex thing may just save the day.”

 

Pre-order the album from https://to-kill-a-king.tmstor.es or iTunes

 

Earlier this year To Kill A King played three consecutive London headline dates (at The Borderline, Oslo, and Omeara) and in support of the album they will head out on a full UK tour, starting at Sheffield Plug on January 11th and culminating at Islington Assembly Hall on January 27th. Says guitarist Grant McNeill, “After roughly 2 years in a room with a single window and a bare lightbulb making this record, we can’t wait to get out on the road, if for nothing else but to get some sunlight. That’s why we chose to tour in January.”

 

After releasing two albums, 2013’s ‘Cannibals With Cutlery’ and 2015’s self-titled follow-up, and touring incessantly since 2010, To Kill a King took a well deserved break in 2016, Ralph using the time to write with Rag’n’ Bone Man and Zibra, while keyboardist Ben Jackson produced albums for Childcare and Little White Things.

 

Tracklisting: 

  1. Spiritual Dark Age
  2. The Unspeakable Crimes Of Peter Popoff
  3. Compassion Is A German Word
  4. Cherry Blossom Falls
  5. No More Love Songs
  6. Oh Joy
  7. The Good Old Days
  8. The One With The Jackals
  9. I Used To Work Here, Perhaps You Did Too?
  10. My God & Your God
  11. Bar Fights
  12. And Yet…

 

To Kill A King:

Ralph Pelleymounter – guitar, vocals

Ben Jackson – keys, vocals

Grant McNeill – guitar, vocals

Josh Taffel – drums, vocals

James Ball – bass, vocals

 

TO KILL A KING, HEADLINE TOUR JANUARY 2018

Thu 11 Sheffield Plug

Fri 12 Hull Früit

Sat 13 Manchester Academy 3

Mon 15 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny

Tue 16 Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Wed 17 Nottingham Bodega

Sat 20 Birmingham Mama Roux’s

Sun 21 Norwich Waterfront Studio

Tue 23 Bristol Thekla

Wed 24 Brighton The Hope and Ruin

Thu 25 Southampton The Joiners

Sat 27 London Islington Assembly Hall

 

Praise for ‘To Kill A King’ (2015):

“They’ve upped their game beyond recognition….their calling card is singer Ralph Pelleymounter’s voice, a gorgeous flexible croon” **** Q

 

“The likes of Compare Scars and Love Is Not Control are instantly, insanely catchy, with feverish rhythms and call-and-response routines” The Guardian

 

“The love child of INXS, The Maccabees and The National, with everything from charming ballads to big anthems” Shortlist

 

Tickets www.tokillaking.co.uk/

 

For more information please contact: phil@sonicpr.co.uk