“Between Kings meld funky rock and more straight-forward arena rock into their own unique blend.”
– Pure Grain Audio
“Between Kings have taken a massive leap into boptastic arena rock territory with their debut LP, The Escape…serving up a hearty dose of emotion with their stadium worthy hooks and driving riffs.”
– Hysteria Mag
“[The Escape] is a whole album which is captivating from start to finish. The songwriting talent that these guys have is truly outstanding and their talent with their instruments is no less impressive…one of the best new bands.” – Rock ‘N’ Load Mag
“Between Kings play with a sense of passion and desire that has been missing from most modern rock. The band has concocted a batch of songs that pour out of the speakers with emotional intensity and vitality… Sonically, Between Kings feel at home mixing beautiful and sweet sounds making your heart skip a beat, then smashing it with arena-rock balladry making you feel like you’re a king the next. Between Kings’ triumphant use of melodic elements makes it irresistible for rock enthusiasts to throw up horns or feel good flooding the dance floor. – New Noise Magazine
Los Angeles, CA – February 7, 2020 – Rising alternative pop-rock band Between Kings has released their new single “Antidote” and announced their new EP, Young Love, is coming this spring. With its personal take on mental health, “Antidote,”the lead single off the upcoming EP due out Friday, April 24th via The Regime, is a non-judgmental observation of how society copes with the pressures of modern society. PRESS HERE to listen to “Antidote” on all DSPs and check out the first feature with Substream Magazine.
“‘Antidote’ is a song about coming to terms with the harsh reality that mental health issues plague modern society,” shares the band. “Whether it be anti-depressants or other forms of self-medication, some of us simply can’t get through a day without an antidote. This song touches on these sensitive topics regarding depression and anxiety and comes from a place of honesty as mental health affects so many of us including some of us in the band. So, whether your antidote is music, medication or whatever else helps you get through your day, sometimes it’s okay to admit that we all need a little help.”
The Australian-bred, Los Angeles-based quartet – Nic Machuca [vocals], Jordan Coyne [guitar], Jayden Marsh [bass], Nick Fanning [drums] – are at once a throwback to those times when rock ‘n’ roll music could save your life and a glimpse into its possible future. Between Kings released their debut album The Escape in 2018, which showcased their penchant for arena-rock choruses and emo-punk influences like Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park and Rage Against the Machine. The band’s forthcoming five-song EP, produced by Jimmy Messer [AWOLNATION, Kygo, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez], demonstrates a real progression in songcraft, a modern-day pop hybrid that incorporates scratching, synths and even hip-hop beats to a classic-rock palette that evokes both The Beatles and U2.
Between Kings, whose music has been streamed over 1.3 million times on Spotify, started out playing open mic nights in Brisbane before tackling the club circuit and then becoming one of Australia’s top touring attractions, including an outing with Escape the Fate. Now based in the States, the sky is the limit for the young four-piece.
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