Hailing from the city of York, indie rock band ‘King No One’ marked a significant step in their career with the launch of their new 5-track EP, ‘Millennium’, BBC Radio York on Saturday night.
In front of a studio audience consisting of members of the press, as well as a small group of hardcore fans, the young and promising quartet played through their EP in its entirety, much to the delight of the fans in attendance, who had gained access to the event through winning a competition on the bands twitter page. As well as their live set, the band also took part in a question and answer session with members of the audience.
Playing live on the radio is sometimes enough to spook younger, inexperienced musicians but not to King No One’s credit. The musicians took it in their stride and delivered a confident and assured performance that further reinforces their credentials as one of the hottest new acts to emerge from York. With tracks from the EP that they played displaying both incredible songwriting prowess, and an emotional maturity beyond their years, it would seem that King No One have a potentially very long and fruitful career ahead of them. Although each member of the band was equally adept at their respective instruments, singer Zach Lount’s vocals were a particular highlight in the performance, with his soulful tones bringing the very best out of his excellently crafted lyrics.
During the Q&A with the audience, the band were in good spirits, no doubt buoyed by the strength of their performance, and answered each and every question with boundless enthusiasm and no small degree of humour. Questions such as “would you rather fight one horse sized duck, or one hundred duck sized horses?” from members of the audience were amusingly debated between the band members, who after much deliberation came to the conclusion that they would rather fight one horse sized duck.
Adding to the bands already impressive resume, which includes an appearance at Leeds Festival 2013 and Leeds O2 Academy, they are also set to headline a sell out show at Fibbers Bar in York on Friday 18 April to officially release their EP. This will mark the biggest headline show which King No One have played to date, and the fact it is in their own home town will make it all the more special.King No-One