KING KING - Reaching For The Light
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Bob Fridzema (keyboards)
Lindsay Coulson (bass)
Wayne Proctor (drums)
|There is no denying
the buzz surrounding King King's highly anticipated third
studio album, Reaching For The Light. At a time when the
shuffled playlist holds sway, along comes nine hot tracks
that defy you to press skip. In 2015 'Reaching For The Light'
is the main event. This third studio album is set to rubber-stamp
King King s status as the boldest creative force in the
game, and dashes the hopes of rivals out to take their crown.
'We re really proud of this album,' says front man Alan
Nimmo. 'It s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting.
It s got the potential to blow the roof off...'
Two years may have passed since the Glasgow outfit's all-conquering
second album, Standing In The Shadows, established them
as pack-leaders of the British scene, but Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar),
Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema
(keyboards) have barely cooled their heels or left the headlines.
'I d say there s a natural progression from Standing In The Shadows', explains Alan, 'but on this album, we were delving more into a classic rock style. I grew up listening to bands like Free, Bad Company, early Whitesnake and Thunder. All of those influences were starting to show during Standing In The Shadows and now they re really coming through. We've always had tunes that were smoldering and soulful. Now, there s stuff that s a bit faster-paced, too...' There were the five triumphs at the 2014 British Blues Awards (including gongs for Best Album and Best Band ). The nods came from top media tastemakers, from DJ Paul Jones to the Classic Rock: Blues Magazine. The blood and thunder of their international headline tours, and recent support slots with John Mayall gave the British blues-boom godfather a tough act to follow.