Kingswood 'Say You Remember' Tour - Melbourne

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137-141 Johnston Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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What is the Kingswood sound?

Is it the brazenness of the guitars that drove their debut album Microscopic Wars?

Or perhaps the melodic, vintage sounds of their sophomore effort, After Hours, Close To Dawn; or even the darkly enticing pop threshold crossed with 2018’s ‘Messed It Up’ release.

It’s the sniff of rebellion and the taste of a challenge that has spurred Kingswood on across an almost decade long career. A creative hunger that threads each release together.

Defined by simply being undefinable, the Melbourne band has been on a journey of discovery and creative growth since the ARIA nominated Microscopic Wars put Kingswood on the national radar in 2014.

Establishing themselves as one of Australia’s most formidable and engaging live acts touring with the likes of AC/DC and Aerosmith, as well as plotting countless successful national tours of their own, Kingswood’s drive and ambition in reinventing and flourishing within the realm of new sonic influences has remained at the centre of their work.

Fans saw this ambition in full flight with 2017’s After Hours, Close To Dawn. An album marked by sonic shifts and matured songwriting, Kingswood’s next step forward was one into exciting territory. The songwriting partnership between Alex Laska and Fergus Linacre became more defined and refined; strengthened by the pair’s personal and professional dynamic developing deeper trust and reliance on the other’s creative independence and writing flair.

“Musically we were unbound, we could do what we wanted.” Laska says. “The thing that makes us who we are is the fact that we can do whatever we want, musically. We’re not doing it to be vindictive or to piss people off. We’re not being confined.”

Being musically unbound can indicate chaos, but as Kingswood approach the completion of their third studio album with excitement, the distillation of this musical chaos into this new snapshot of the band, is one Kingswood is proud of. Recorded in Australia, the US and in Europe, the as-yet-untitled album is demonstrative of a warped kaleidoscope of influences that have permeated through years of experience on the road, in the studio and behind the production desk.

In some ways, the era of Kingswood 3.0 is one that has come full circle.

“This one is all the fun and energy and youthfulness of the first album, but with a more refined perspective on songwriting.” Laska says. “All of which I think is merging for a fucking great rock and roll album. This album is a guitar album, it couldn’t be more of a rock and roll album. It’s pompous and it’s grand and it’s fun; it’s obnoxious, but in a positive way.”

“You know how people say, ‘Someone needs to save rock and roll?’ - we’re putting our hands up. Fuck it, we’ll do it. Why not?”


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