Press Release for South Kent Band ‘Kingskin’
Kingskin present ‘Last Ride Home’
Release Exclusive Download October 9th 2006
For Kingskin, if the crowd isn’t dancing, then the gig isn’t happening and they like their gigs to happen. Kingskin isn’t a passing fad or fashion, this is a band that is unable to be pigeonholed due to their unique sound that they describe as a mix of funk & grunge and their penchant for emphasising an individuality that most bands can only crave.
Thrown together after becoming disillusioned with the normal day grind, they hit the bright lights of London to make their mark. Honing their songwriting skills as a collective and perfecting their now infamous stage shows, which have been known to have a naked ideology present on past occasions.
‘Last Ride Home’ is a funk driven track with a toe tapping stomp mixed by George Shilling who has worked with big names such as ‘Primal Scream ‘and ‘Bullet for my Valentine’ to name but a few. This tune is a splice of funky rock, which in no time will have you singing along, crawling the walls and salivating in anticipation for their next offering.
Kingskin take their influences from the early 90’s grunge scene and influential artists such as Nirvana and The Clash plus the explosive stage performance’s of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Their sound is a raw mix of funk -grunge mixed with thumping, finely tuned guitar riffs that are reminiscent of Led Zeppelin’s early style grooves interspersed with raw whiskey soaked vocals, which creates the bands eclectic and diverse sound.
The buzz on Kingskin has grown solidly after winning Kerrang’s best-unsigned bands competition. They have successfully established themselves as one of the most energetic and compelling live acts around, while building up their ever-growing fanbase. With playing venues such as Underworld and The Garage along with supporting big name acts such as ‘Hell is for Heroes’, ‘Million Dead’ and appearing on the same bill as ‘Hard-Fi’, Kingskin are definitely a band that you will be hearing more of in 2006.
"Last Ride Home" Tour
Sep 26 - The Railway Inn, Winchester
Sep 27 - The Star, Guildford
Sep 28 - The Watershed, Wimbledon
Sep 29 - The Net, Abingdon
Sep 30 - Bath University, Bath
Oct 1 - The Iguana, Egham
Oct 3 - Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury
Oct 6 - Bell on the Green, Devizes
Oct 7 - Homelands, Ashford
Oct 8 - Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham
Oct 9 - LAST RIDE HOME RELEASED ON ITUNES!!
Oct 10 - The Riverbar, Maidstone
Oct 14 - TBA Bradford
Oct 20 - The Louis Armstrong, Dover
Nov 2 - The Venue, Dumfries, Scotland
Nov 4 - The Old Swan, Wrexham, Wales