Words: Saam Das
We were one of the first blogs to write about Leeds folksters To Kill A King, when we did a Surfacing piece on them last October. Things have gone rather well since and they are putting out their debut single on the increasingly prominent, Communion, at the end of May. Watch the video to 'Fictional State' below, and listen to the b-side - a quite majestic cover of 'Maps' by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
As I said last year, To Kill A King "recall the endearing folk melodies of a band like Mumford & Sons, while also capturing the captivating emotional resonance of Frightened Rabbit." 'Fictional State' is no different. Not sure what happened to 'Cold Skin', mind you, which was originally scheduled to be their debut release.
Perhaps if we didn't have 'Fictional State' though, we wouldn't also have the cover of 'Maps'. And that would genuinely be a loss to the music world. It is special. Listen to it below the video.
'Fictional State' is scheduled for a May 30th release. For more info, visit their official website.