The Salford City Radio Local Artist Of The Week for 22nd-28th October is Kingdom Lost.
Kingdom Lost create, record and produce Rock, Indie, Electronica & Dance tunes in a stable near Manchester. Nick Bolan (bass) and Chris Mather (guitar) began the band as a studio project, playing around with samples whilst they waited for a drummer to emerge. As the tracks grew so did the energy and momentum. Enlisting the services of pianist Reece Vigelskas and young drummer Adam Rogers in December 2011 has now refined and carried the music out of the stable and into public domain for audiences wanting something a little fresher in 2012.
Naked from the Waist Down E.P. is the latest release from the band. This is Kingdom Lost stripped down to the bare essentials – No Synths or Electro Beats, just the tracks, performed live on acoustic instruments and recorded in one day. This is downloadable absolutely free from their Facebook page.
They are also soon to release their next C.D – The Advertise This E.P -which will be available mid – late November.
The band are playing at Kraak Gallery in Manchester’s Northern Quarter this Friday (26th October) full band (synths n’all) – £5 With a flyer from the band or booking in advance at www.skiddle.com/events/11720078/or £6 on the door – they should be headlining at around 10pm
The band are also running the excellent The Manchester Label – a website www.themanchesterlabel.com should be up and running by Friday 26th October. They have recently put together a compilation of some great Salford and Manchester Bands Called Brewed in Britain – This can be downloaded in full completely free from Bandcamp – check it out there’s bands you will already know from my radio shows like Trojan Horse, Death to the Strange and The Outreach Project, plus lots more.
Everything released by Kingdom Lost or The Manchester Label has been recorded or re-mastered at The Stable Studio (www.thestablestudio.co.uk) the home of Kingdom Lost (they say they are in there at least 5 days a week!).
The band have a resident gig at 71’s Sports lounge in that capital of cultural majesty Staly Vegas (or Stalybridge) every month (next one is Friday 23rd November). Chris from the band says “It’s a beautiful venue with a great sound for acoustic style music (huge high arched ceilings)”.
Any bands wanting to play a gig at this venue can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The band are also playing at Uppermill Civic Hall on Friday 30th November (other bands to be confirmed). Chris says “It seems to be turning in to a good venue, the db band (ex-supergrass) have just done a gig there”.
Kingdom Lost / The Manchester Label will be throwing a Christmas Party at SandBar in Manchester (Grosvenor Street off Oxford Road) and they are hoping to have another Salford band confirmed for that soon.
The band are also in talks with Gullivers on Oldham about doing a New Years Eve gig – which will be providing entertainment from some great Salford/Manchester bands from The Brewed in Britain C.D
The Desire Lines Album from Kingdom Lost (released March 2012) is still available on Amazon – there are only about 100 more available – get them while you can as there is unlikely to be a repressing as the band feel they have “moved on” from that release.
All new news, gig dates (past, present and future), bios and contact info for the band are available at the Kingdom Lost Website.