KINGSWOOD had a hugely successful 2012 with 3 three singles released to critical acclaim. They won the coveted ‘Triple J Unearthed Splendour in the Grass’ competition which saw them open the Byron Bay festival on the main Supertop stage. They played over 100 shows throughout Australia and 5 invitation only events in Afghanistan for the Australian Defence Force. They were nominated for best new artist at the j awards and selected as one of triple j’s ‘Next Crop’ for 2013.
2013 sees KINGSWOOD release their 4th single ‘Ohio’ to critical acclaim along with their ‘Change of Heart EP Deluxe’ featuring 8 tracks, including their first 4 singles, remixes, an acoustic track and live favourites. This release has been on the AIR 100% album charts for 28 weeks, debuting at #3.
A 25 show national tour with Oz rock legends Grinspoon in March / April introduced them to a significantly vast and growing audience as did a support slot with international heavyweights Aerosmith.
KINGSWOOD recently recorded their debut album in Nashville USA with Vance Powell (Jack White / Kings of Leon / Arctic Monkeys ) and headed to CMJ New York in October and then back again in December for some showcases. A run of festival appearances prior to Christmas followed by a 15 date summer beach tour of the Australian east coast right after Christmas will give punters their last chance to see the band prior to heading off on the 2014 national Big Day Out tour.
Their debut single ‘Sucker Punch’ will be released in December. They will then tour extensively both locally and internationally to support their debut album release due in the first quarter of 2014.