Press Release

Release New Single "Dance Together"
On FRiday 6th November 2020

Taken from the New Album "Maverick"
Released Friday 27th November 2020

on Coloured Vinyl, CD & Digital Download

Pre-Order from www.kingking.co.uk

King King have to move the release date of their new album ‘Maverick’ to Friday 27th November 2020. To mark the previous release of their new album, King King release their third single “Dance Together” (radio edit) on Friday 6th November 2020 via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label. The new single will be sent as instant grat track to everybody who pre-ordered the album. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles, is available for pre-order from www.kingking.co.uk.

Statement from King King: “It is with a heavy heart that we as King King, have to let you know we have had a slight issue in regards to the artwork for the album which means that it has had to be recalled in order for this to be fixed. We have worked so hard on this record and we feel that you guys deserve the absolute best quality from all aspects of production that we are able to give you so...in simple terms it means now - especially with new restrictions imposed on all industries a few more weeks is needed to deliver the album to you. We understand that you guys have been waiting patiently to have the new album in your hands and we know this delay will be frustrating but if we can ask you to hang in there just a little longer, it will be worth the wait. We feel we have the best fans in the world and hope you will understand that this is disappointing and frustrating for us too but, we promise you the best album we have ever made. Take care and be safe from all at team King King!”


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), and features newest member Stevie Nimmo (guitar) singing backing vocals on “Never Give In” and “One World”.

“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

October 2021 UK Tour

Tickets on sale via: kingking.co.uk,
thegigcartel.com & planetrocktickets.co.uk

Leeds Uni Stylus

Friday 15th October 2021

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Stylus, Leeds University Union, Lifton Pl, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JT
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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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Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
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Sheffield O2 Academy

Saturday 23rd October 2021

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Edinburgh Queens Hall

Sunday 24th October 2021

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York, Grand Opera House

Thursday 10th February 2022

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Clifford St, York YO1 9SW
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Newcastle, Boiler Shop

Friday 11th February 2022

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20 South St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PE
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Manchester Academy

Thursday 17th February 2022

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Sheffield, Leadmill

Saturday 19th February 2022

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Cardiff, Y Plas

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Birmingham, Town Hall

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

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Bury St Edmunds, The Apex Arts Centre

Wednesday 23rd February 2022

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1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3FD
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London, Electric Ballroom

Thursday 24th February 2022

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Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket

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Further Information

Peter Noble and Michaela Sauter at Noble PR
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