To Kill A King's "Cannibals With Cutlery" Out Today Via Xtra Mile Recordings
London, UK-based indie rock band To Kill A King is excited to announce the North American release of its debut album titled Cannibals With Cutlery. Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club) as well as the band itself, the 17-track deluxe version of Cannibals With Cutlery is now available through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!). Cannibals With Cutlery has been receiving wide critical acclaim and radio support overseas due to its set of memorable songs that vary in tempo from tender acoustic ballads to large-scale bodies of work consisting of orchestral strings, brass and five-part harmonies. At the forefront of the album are the intelligent, literary lyrics written by frontman Ralph Pelleymounter, sung in his distinctive, honeyed baritone. Check out To Kill A King's rendition of Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down" filmed on a balcony in Nashville, TN during their U.S. tour HERE.
In addition to the release of the album, To Kill A King are currently out on the road supporting Bastille. After a successful SXSW in Austin, TX in mid-March and a handful of dates supporting Frank Turner, To Kill A King will make four more appearances throughout the rest of April, hitting markets such as Houston, TX on April 23, Austin, TX on April 25, Nashville, TN on April 28 and Atlanta, GA on April 29. Information on tickets for the remaining dates can be found on the band's official website, http://tokillaking.co.uk.
One of the hardest working live bands in the UK, To Kill A King - Ralph Pelleymounter (vocals/acoustic guitar), Josh Platman (bass), Josh Taffel (drums), Grant McNeill (electric guitar), and Ben Jackson (synth and keys) - have performed as part of The Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Hyde Park British Summertime, Rolling Stone Weekender Festival and Reeperbahn in Germany, Reading & Leeds, Bestival and Leefest (amongst others)
To Kill A King were main support to Bastille on their March & October 2013 UK tour as well as November's European Tour. They have also supported The Flaming Lips and Bastille at the Brighton Dome & Dog Is Dead on their April 2013 tour. They have also performed their own headline dates in the UK, selling out London's Scala and KOKO as well as shows in Munich, Brussels, Hamburg, Cologne and more. The band also contributed to Bad Blood, Bastille's breakthrough album, most notably on the single "Pompeii."
With the North American release of the deluxe version of Cannibals With Cutlery and this run supporting Bastille, To Kill A King are clearly one of the most exciting bands to emerge from today's UK music scene and are poised to draw even more attention throughout the course of 2014.
To Kill A King will be making the following appearances throughout April. Tour dates below.