Press Release

Release New Single "Never Give In"
On FRiday 31st July 2020

Taken from the New Album "Maverick"
Released Friday 6th November 2020

on Coloured Vinyl, CD & Digital Download

Pre-Order from www.kingking.co.uk

King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album “Maverick” on Friday 6th November 2020 via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles, is available for pre-order from www.kingking.co.uk.

On Friday 31st July 2020, the Glaswegian band will release the second single from the album called ‘Never Give In’.

Says Alan Nimmo:” ’Never Give In’ was a song that came out of a number of similar ideas that I couldn’t quite settle on so eventually when it blossomed and presented itself to me I knew what we had to do with it! I wanted to have a big sound with plenty of space, a classic rock song that still said, “King King”! It’s a song about grit and determination, a willingness to keep on trying and “never give in”; obstacles will always get In the way but how we deal with them is our strength! This song was a lot of fun to record... I loved watching the lads in the band doing their thing and creating such a cool groove for me to be able to sing to! Most importantly, we had great fun doing this and indeed the whole album! It’s wonderful when everyone pulls in the same direction and to see such care for what was best for the overall sound and the album from everyone was very humbling for me!"


The first single ‘I Will Not Fall’, which has been A-listed on Planet Rock, will be available as an instant grat track, with all pre-orders plus more exclusive content, including track by track commentary from Alan Nimmo.

“Maverick” follows 2017’s critically acclaimed album “Exile & Grace” and includes the new line-up featuring Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Stevie Nimmo (guitar), Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Andrew Scott (drums). The album was engineered and mixed by Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow.

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the new album is co-written by Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals), Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), Andrew Scott (drums), with all lyrics co-written by Alan Nimmo and newest member Stevie Nimmo (guitar).

“Recording the new album with the new line-up has been a whole lot of fun and very interesting,” says Alan Nimmo. “It’s great watching the guys using the great talent they have bringing the songs to life.” 


Photo Credit: © Alexandre Coesnon

Most of the songs, bar one, were co-written by all the band members, while all arrangements were co-written by Alan and keyboardist Jonny Dyke. Says Alan, “I value contributions from all of the guys in the making of new music. Johnny and I found a great rhythm working together. We just got our heads down and made sure that the songs were arranged in the best way possible.” 

King King have evolved as a band, and their fifth album, Maverick, is no exception. But what makes this new album different from all the previous King King albums? 

Photo Credit: © Jon Theobald

Photo Credit: © Graham Milne

“Maverick is an album that I chose to write with complete freedom,” explains Alan. “Musically, it’s more mature and more complex than our previous records, but it also has the simplicity of an album that just has great catchy songs that people will want to sing along with. The essence of King King is still there and always will be. We hope the energy, fun and passion is evident throughout!” 

But why call the new album Maverick?

“I named the album Maverick at a time when it was risky to do so,” says Alan. “I made some bold moves and changes from band members to behind-the-scenes stuff. I guess that’s who I am. I’m a risk-taker!”

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

Never Give In *
Fire In My Soul **
Whatever It Takes To Survive
I Will Not Fall
By Your Side * **
One World *
Everything Will Be Alright **
When My Winter Comes
Dance Together
End Of The Line

PRODUCTION CREDITS

All lyrics A. Nimmo & S Nimmo **
All guitars, A Nimmo
All vocals, A Nimmo
All backing vocals, A Nimmo & S. Nimmo *
All bass guitar, A. Greenshields
All Drums, A Scott
All Keyboards, Hammond and synth, & percussion, J Dyke

All songs written by A, Nimmo, J, Dyke, A, Greenshields, A, Scott
except “When My Winter Comes” written by A. Nimmo & J. Dyke

All songs arranged by A. Nimmo & J. Dyke

Engineered & Mixed Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios, Glasgow
Produced by Liam McCluskey and A. Nimmo
Mastered by Robin Schmidt @ 24-96 Mastering

Rescheduled October 2021 UK Tour

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Leeds Uni Stylus

Friday 15th October 2021

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Bristol O2 Academy

Saturday 16th October 2021

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Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA
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Exeter Phoenix

Sunday 17th October 2021

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Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS
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Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

Tuesday 19th October 2021

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP
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Bilston Robin

Wednesday 20th October 2021

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20 - 28 Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton, Bilston WV14 7LJ
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Cambridge Junction

Friday 22nd October 2021

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Saturday 23rd October 2021

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Edinburgh Queens Hall

Sunday 24th October 2021

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York, Grand Opera House

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

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Manchester Academy

Friday 5th February 2021

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Sheffield, Leadmill

Saturday 6th February 2021

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Cardiff, Y Plas

Sunday 7th February 2021

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Salisbury, City Hall

Sunday 14th February 2021

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Bury St Edmunds, The Apex Arts Centre

Tuesday 16th February 2021

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Newcastle, Boiler Shop

Wednesday 17th February 2021

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Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket

Thursday 18th February 2021

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Further Information

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