Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

ACDC, Violent Soho, Led Zeppelin, Band of Skulls, Jet, Airbourne, Stonefield, Kingswood, Harts, Sticky Fingers, The Bennies


band members

Justin (vocals), Tom (Guitar), Shane (Guitar), Matt (Bass), Simon (Drums)


Influences

ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones


Bio

Nobody brings old rock'n'roll energy with a modern charm quite like Canberra's Foreign Kings.

Their sound is a killer mix of huge riffs, pounding drums, wailing rock'n'roll vocals and blistering guitar solos. It is full of contrasts: bluesy yet heavy; current yet old school; catchy but uncompromising. Nowhere is this more obvious than when experienced in the flesh, where their sound, presence and incredible energy infects you, and leaves you begging for more. They are truly an unmissable live act.

2016 saw the release of their debut EP, which was followed up with a tour of South Eastern Australia, including big shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and a sold out homecoming in Canberra. They have also supported a number of amazing acts including Stonefield, Harts, Lurch and Chief, and Bam Margera.

The future holds big things for Foreign Kings, so be sure to watch this space.
*NEW* Self-titled EP: https://foreignkings.bandcamp.com/releases

"The fact that they can be accessible yet unclichéd is what makes them so appealing. It’s old-school rock and roll in the way it’s supposed to be – energetic, genuine and unpretentious"
- Feature article, Canberra music blog

"Foreign Kings just slayed the crowd with their full-on hard rock set. Frontman Justin Croke had all the stage presence and howling voice to carry the punters with him, as he downed the proffered drinks and fielded the thrown undies. Definitely one of the top live local acts, this band has real potential with over-the-top energy, premium headbanging presence and irresistible riffage."
- BMA Magazine

"There is a good reason every bartender at Transit has a Foreign Kings shirt."
- Mid year review, Canberra Music Blog

Review

muddman

03 Dec 2015

50

Sweaty, catchy rock n roll. I can see myself banging my head and shaking my ass to this. Seriously good stuff.

Sweaty, catchy rock n roll. I can see myself banging my head and shaking my ass to this. Seriously good stuff.

Review

nomadiqueMC

04 Dec 2015

40

In the great traditions of Aussie Pub Rock, these guys are tight, catchy, and just heavy enough to bang my head to. There's no reason why Foreign Kings shouldn't be destined to be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Jet, Wolfmother, The Vines, or The Datsuns. With bands like this, Canberra's status as Australia's underground rock music capital could well be returnin...

In the great traditions of Aussie Pub Rock, these guys are tight, catchy, and just heavy enough to bang my head to. There's no reason why Foreign Kings shouldn't be destined to be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Jet, Wolfmother, The Vines, or The Datsuns. With bands like this, Canberra's status as Australia's underground rock music capital could well be returning.

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