Hailing from the sound suburbs of Melbourne, indie rock quartet known as KINGSWOOD released their debut album Microscopic Wars August last year. Gaining nods of approval from music lovers all around, their singles I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me and Micro Wars– both featured on their debut album- skyrocketed into Triple J’s Hottest 100 polls. Having performed at some of Australia’s largest music festivals such as Splendour in the Grass and Big Day Out in addition to ARIA and APRA nominations for Best Rock Album of the year, it’s safe to say that Kingswood have successfully secured their place in the Australian rock scene.
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 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.
“I haven’t been at a show like this in a while, where people right down to the back of the venue, just didn’t stop moving.” – AU Review
“While Kingswood certainly owe a debt to Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age are just as much a presence here; and there is enough on this first album to suggest that they have firmly marked out their own territory and are here to stay.” – Glam Adelaide
“Your ears and emotions will be taken on a rollercoaster journey of passion as songs slow down, become smoother and melodic, letting you get those deep feels on.” – The Brag