Photo by Dave Green
By Gregg Zoske
Kingsley Flood’s love affair with Gloucester continues when they return to the Rhumbline THIS Saturday, February 2nd, to debut their new CD BATTLES. Hot off the press, three songs have been premiered by Rolling Stone, Magnet, MTV Buzzworthy, and American Songwriter in the past three weeks.
Kingsley Flood won the 2012 Boston Music Award for Best Americana Band, but their new CD defies the genre. An energetic hybrid of roots rock, folk, pop and punk multi-instrumentation fused with lyrics that dig deep in universal truths, sets this band apart from the rest. They combine fiery musicianship and addictive songwriting with electrifying performances that have earned them the moniker “best live band in Boston” by the Boston Herald while burning up the stage from Burlington to Washington, D.C.
The CD will be available for purchase at the show BUT should come with a warning label: This is an addictive substance! As HubARTs reviewed, “There’s an abundance of big hooks and little grace notes that will lodge these songs in your head.”
So come out Saturday night to witness a special happening as Kingsley Flood is sure to springboard from the Rhumbline into the rock stratosphere soon as the whole world seems to be waking up and taking notice. See what others have had to say recently:
“Through smart songwriting, effortless arrangement and most of all total conviction, Kingsley Flood managed to turn out one of the most aggressively entertaining sets that anyone will be delivering in 2013 or possibly any year. A flirtateous comingling of Americana, punk and folk provides the backbone to their music on record and in a live setting that mix is turned up to eleven.” ChunkyGlasses
“Kingsley Flood’s Americana-rooted offerings is the kind of music for every man, rich or poor, beloved or bereft, believer or unbeliever. And like all genuine American articles, this spirited band is equal parts rough-and-tumble country and brazenly unbridled rock.” D.C. Music Download
“…all rusty mic’d vocals gift-wrapped in barbed wire. One battle we bet the band didn’t fight: that opening guitar riff. George Hall’s (Gloucester’s own) plays like a kid opening Christmas presents — with a machete.” Rolling Stone
“the latest sneak-peek from Kingsley Flood‘sBattles, is sure to knock your ass to the floor.” Last Stop Wonderland
“So you haven’t seen Kingsley Flood yet? You haven’t witnessed their brand of Americana Grind – equal parts Country, Rock, Blues, and Post-punk Americana…This is just about as good as it gets right now.”
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