Check out this great article about Kingsley Flood with Gloucester’s own George Hall.

Kingsley Flood Heat Up With “The Fire Inside”

By  January 25th, 2013 at 11:28 am

Boston rockers Kingsley Flood have been dubbed “a Rolling Thunder Revue with a punk rock sneer” by their local music press. The six-piece band, who in 2012 were named Americana Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, will release their second album, Battles, produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim, David Wax Museum), on February 5.

On the sonically heady, Elvis Costello-esque Battlestrack “The Fire Inside,” the Flood examine a relationship that’s slowly falling apart.

“I tend to write from the point of view of people with pretty questionable character — too proud, stubborn, arrogant — and because I’m the one singing, I’m waiting for the day when someone comes up after a show and calls me a jerk,” songwriter/vocalist Naseem Khuri explain. “The guy in this song belittles his girlfriend to control his relationship, and of course he has no clue why it goes south. The extended solos and guitar freakout in the middle of the song were a result of a negotiation with our producer Sam, who conceded ‘you guys are allowed only one ’70s jam on this album and that’s it.’”

A note from Kingsley Flood,

Very excited to kick off this weekend with a song premiere in American Songwriter Magazine. The song – ‘the fire inside’ – is a bit less all-out rowdy than the other tunes we’ve shared lately, rather it’s “sonically heady, Elvis Costello-esque.” And still, we couldn’t resist a total guitar freakout in the middle. We hope you enjoy. with Naseem KhuriBarrett Chris,Nick BalkinTravis RichterGeorge Hall and Jenée E. Morgan.

Click here to listen to  > “The Fire Inside” 

p.s. Kingsley Flood will be at The Rhumb Line in Gloucester, MA on February 2nd.  A must see!


  • Kingsley Flood’s song “Pick Your Battles” was premiered on MTV Buzzworthy blog a couple of days ago and their song “Down” was featured on Rolling Stone’s site a couple of weeks ago. The official release of their new CD will be on February 5, but their gig at the Rhumbline is a special CD release party for their Gloucester friends. The new CD is fantastic…something for everyone on it!


    • Thank you Gregg for the added info. I love the new CD and look forward to seeing Kingsley Flood again. Kingsley Flood has been up there on the top of my list …right along side of Neil Young and The Ten Foot Polecats…..for a long long time.


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