June 5, 2020

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album Maverick on Friday 16th October 2020 via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles, is available for pre-order from www.kingking.co.uk. In support of this, details of their re-arranged tour are now available (see below).

The first single I Will Not Fall, which has been A-listed on Planet Rock, and will be available as an instant ‘grat’ track with all pre-orders, plus exclusive content including track by track commentary by Alan Nimmo. Maverick follows 2017’s critically acclaimed album  Exile & Grace and includes the new line-up featuring Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Stevie Nimmo (guitar), Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Andrew Scott (drums). The album was engineered and mixed by Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow.

cover of the new album

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the album was co-written by the entire band. “Recording the new album with the new line-up has been a whole lot of fun and very interesting,” says Alan Nimmo. “It’s great watching the guys using the great talent they have bringing the songs to life.” All the arrangements were co-written by Alan and keyboardist Jonny Dyke. Says Alan, “I value contributions from all of the guys in the making of new music. Johnny and I found a great rhythm working together. We just got our heads down and made sure that the songs were arranged in the best way possible.” 

King King have evolved as a band, and their fifth album, Maverick, is no exception. But what makes this new album different from all the previous King King albums? “Maverick is an album that I chose to write with complete freedom,” explains Alan. “Musically, it’s more mature and more complex than our previous records, but it also has the simplicity of an album that just has great catchy songs that people will want to sing along with. The essence of King King is still there and always will be. We hope the energy, fun and passion is evident throughout!” 

Why call the new album Maverick? “I named the album Maverick at a time when it was risky to do so,” says Alan. “I made some bold moves and changes from band members to behind-the-scenes stuff. I guess that’s who I am. I’m a risk-taker!” 

a taste of the new stuff

The band has also announced a re-arranged tour starting in October, after their planned tour for the Spring of 2020 was cancelled. Details of the re-arranged tour are as follows:

TICKETS: www.kingking.co.uk/tour & www.thegigcartel.com

Bexhill De La Warr PavilionFriday 16 October 2020
Planet Rock’s Rocktober – Bristol O2 Academy 1Saturday 17 October 2020
Exeter PhoenixSunday 18 October 2020
Edinburgh Queens HallTuesday 20 October 2020
Leeds Uni StylusWednesday 21 October 2020
Planet Rock’s Rocktober – Sheffield O2 AcademySaturday 24 October 2020
Harpenden Public HallsSunday 25 October 2020
Bilston RobinTuesday 27 October 2020
Cambridge JunctionWednesday 28 October 2020

An end-of-year break, then:

York Grand Opera HouseWednesday 3 February 2021
Manchester AcademyFriday 5 February 2021
Sheffield LeadmillSaturday 6 February 2021
Cardiff Y PlasSunday 7 February 2021
Birmingham Town HallTuesday 9 February 2021
London Electric BallroomSaturday 13 February 2021
Salisbury City HallSunday 14 February 2021
Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts CentreTuesday 16 February 2021
Newcastle Boiler ShopWednesday 17 February 2021
Glasgow Old FruitmarketThursday 18 February 2021

For more information and images, click here – www.noblepr.co.uk/press-releases/king-king/maverick.htm