It is a modern day protest song that stands against social prejudice surrounding events across the globe. The video paints both sides of the political spectrum - from dictators to protestors. It references totalitarian and Soviet Constructivism imagery and addresses the issues of dictatorship and abuse of power which have been used throughout history to scapegoat those who are different, while keeping in line with the bands extravagant and quirky style.
The band are certainly one of the best bands breaking out of York right now and are seeing support from radio with the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, and Radio X and the continual support from BBC Introducing and are making huge waves on the live scene, selling hundreds of tickets up and down the country and creating a real buzz with the young, indie, pop, student type crowd. They are now one of the UK’s biggest ticket selling emerging bands following two headline tours last year due to high fan demand and they are heading out again on their biggest tour to date at the end of the month - and tickets are selling fast! The guys are also avid buskers and you will find them playing in the town centres of every place they visit. They are real grafters with a great style and we think they have something really special.
SPRING UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
Including a show at London’s Thousand Island March 30th (Formerly Upstairs at the Garage)
“fizzing hooks, buoyant energy, and tonnes of charm’’ – Clash Magazine
Standing strong against social prejudice, York four-piece King No-One have released the video for their defiant new single ‘Antichrist’. With a strong band ethos that ‘no-one is king’ and we are all equal regardless of gender, race and sexual orientation, frontman Zach Lount explains the inspiration behind the video,“There’s always been a battle between tyranny and liberty, and this video depicts that. No two people are the same, and we should celebrate our quirks and differences, not isolate them. To at least one person, we're all an Antichrist”. With knowing references to the totalitarian imagery utilised by the likes of Kraftwerk and early period Simple Minds, the video addresses the issues of dictatorship and abuse of power which have been used throughout history to scapegoat those who are different. With its bold animations and seamless choreography, the video is both eye-catching and powerful and further evidence of the band’s quirky and extravagant style. ‘Antichrist’ is the follow-up to their previous pop-infused indie anthem ‘Alcatraz’ and sees King No-One deliver a contemporary alternative-indie edge with hints of late 90’s hip-hop stylings. The track has had a huge response online and has charted in Spotify’s UK Top 50 viral chart and been added to ‘The Indie List’ playlist. Having secured slots last year at the likes of Reading and Leeds, the Great Escape, Live At Leeds, Dot-to-Dot and Club NME at KOKO in Camden and completed two UK headline tours in 2016, playing to sold-out crowds across the country, King No-One have rapidly become one of the biggest ticket-selling new bands in the UK. Now, due to continued fan demand, they will be heading back out on the road this month for their biggest run of UK shows to date. Inspiring fans to stay unique and cherish individuality, King No-One are rapidly on the rise as one of the most exciting emerging bands of 2017.
TOUR DATES March Wed 29th – Latest Music Bar, Brighton Thu 30th – Thousand Island (formerly Upstairs at the Garage), London Fri 31st – Brudenell (main room), Leeds April Sat 1st – King Tuts, Glasgow Tue 4th – Hare & Hound, Birmingham Wed 5th – The Louisiana, Bristol Thu 6th – Fruit, Hull Fri 7th – Deaf Institute, Manchester Sat 8th – The Sugar Mill, Stoke Tue 11th – Jumpin Jacks, Newcastle Wed 12th – Bodega, Nottingham Thu 13th – The Leadmill (room 2), Sheffield Fri 14th – Studio 2, Liverpool Sat 15th – Fibbers, York Tickets on sale HERE.