KING KING Rob Blackham

KING KING — I Will Not Fall

On Friday 28th, the phenomenal blues-rock band KING KING released their new single “I Will Not Fall”. [Lyric Video Shared Below]

The new single corresponds with King King’s 2020 UK tour which embarks in April with special guest Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones. [see dates below]

On the groovy new sound we acclimatize to what might be King King’s new songcrafting : i.e. harmonized rock with a moving, soulful disposition.

I Will Not Fall KING KING
I Will Not Fall – a tartan fabric of sound, with complementary bobbinets of houndstooth rhythm…

So, the Hammond organ and guitars interrelate with each other to form a tartan fabric of sound, that complements the bobbinets of houndstooth rhythm.

The voice is careworn . . . but gives you strength— like taking a slug of maltworm & mabby. And this highly funkitized, cock-a-leekie gumbo, simmers until Alan’s guitar sword strikes out near the end… that’s when you know how much heartbreak and anguish has gone into this piece… and how much pain has been expunged in production. A purifying number.

The new single was co-written by the four members of the band, including the new bassist Zander Greenshield, Jonny Dyke (keyboards), the new drummer Andrew Scott and Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals).

The band have described how the new song is about having the strength, courage and power to keep going, no matter what is thrown your way. Ultimately, the song is about having the confidence to say, “I won’t be broken!”

I reached a stage where I wanted to regain control of my life, career and future,” says Alan Nimmo. “I made a number of changes within the band and people surrounding the band. That was a lot of changes at one time. It was a daunting feeling, but they were important decisions that had to be made.”

Making these kind of decisions leaves you feeling slightly worried about whether or not you’re doing what’s right and what’s best for, not only myself personally, but also what is in the best interest for King King. I decided to try and be more proactive. One of the first things I did was start up my own record label and surround myself with the right people who can take King King to the next level.

It’s refreshing to have people at our side who have a genuine belief in the band and what we’re capable of achieving […] I immediately felt energized and I had a sense of freedom that I hadn’t felt for a long time. When we decided what song we wanted to release as the first single [from the new album] we wanted to give our fans a great representation of how the new material was sounding and to let them hear that no matter what.

File alongside: Roachford or “Talking Book” era Stevie Wonder

Main image: Rob Blackham
Words: @neilmach 2020 ©




Cardiff Y Plas
Friday 3 April

Salisbury City Hall
Saturday 4 April

Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Sunday 5 April

Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts Centre
Monday 6 April

Sheffield Leadmill
Wednesday 8 April

Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
Friday 10 April

Manchester Academy
Saturday 11 April

York Grand Opera House
Sunday 12 April

Birmingham Town Hall
Tuesday 14 April

Newcastle Boiler Shop
Wednesday 15 April

London Electric Ballroom
Friday 17 April

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