Treason Kings to Release ‘Vale EP’ on 28th October 2016

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“Vale EP” released 28th October 2016
Main Support to L7 – September 2016

Treason Kings are a four-piece Alt-Rock band from Leeds, West Yorkshire, formed in the basement of a crumbling terrace house before creating their riff heavy wall-of-sound in an abandoned old Victorian mill in the heart of the city.After spending their early days ‘causing a mini-earthquake within the Leeds music scene’ (Vibrations Magazine) with relentless live performances and the release of their self-produced AA-side single ‘Your Suit’, Treason Kings took up residency in Vale Studios to record new material with producer Toby Jepson(The Virgin Mary’s, The Answer) engineer Ewan Davies (Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, The Horrors, Bombay Bicycle Club) and mixer Steve Harris (U2, Kodaline). The band tracked songs live using a vintage Neve console, a desk now famed for its appearance in Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ documentary. Capturing the live sound of Treason Kings was crucial in portraying the exciting and explosive energy within their music, which can be held responsible for their fast growing reputation and hardcore fan-base.

Influenced by Biffy Clyro, Tool, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and The Pixies their sound is pure, heavy and laden with infectious riffs that flow seamlessly alongside catchy melodies – something perfectly captured by the five track EP. After festival appearances at Kendal Calling and the BBC Introducing stage at both Leeds & Reading Festivals, the band now prepare for the October release of their debut EP and live dates supporting female rockets L7 on their upcoming UK tour.

Sep 10th 2016 Manchester – Ritz supporting L7
Sep 11th 2016 Glasgow – ABC supporting L7
Sep 12th 2016 Sheffield – Corporation supporting L7
Sep 13th 2016 London – Forum supporting L7

Treason Kings are Harry Scott (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Sam Wood (Backing Vocals/Guitar), Matt Levy (Bass) and Rob Carruthers (Drums). “Vale EP” features the tracks “Circles”, “Castles”, “Mouth TO Moth”, “Settle Down” and “I Won’t Go”.

“One hell of an act… My new favorite band!” Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
“Treason Kings music may actually smack you in the face… what they do is some of the best you’ll hear in this genre” Leeds Music Scene
“Sonically, imagine taking some of the hard rock from the Alice in Chains camp, with the psychedelia of early Soundgarden records… there is a ton of grunge on these tracks and the power of the fuzz pedal is strong with both guitar players…” Audio Hammock (USA)
 “The whole effect is akin to The Melvins meeting Biffy Clyro and there is a very dangerous edge that motivates the crowd – definitely one to watch!” Kevin Donoghue; Native Records (formerly of BMG, RCA, Epic and Sony)
“Just Brilliant!” Aaron Phillips, Amazing Radio

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!