Led Zep, QOTSA, Muddy Waters (Big Muff Period)
Fergus Linacre - vocals Alex Laska - guitar Mango Hunter - bass Justin Debrincat - drums
Love, blues, Rock
KINGSWOOD are an indie rock band from Melbourne Australia, featuring Fergus Linacre, Alex Laska, Jeremy 'Mango' Hunter and Justin Debrincat. Their first three singles 'Yeah Go Die', 'Medusa' and She's My Baby' have made friends with the ears of all listening on the J's. Now KINGSWOOD's 4th single 'Ohio' is available as part of their 'Change of Heart EP Deluxe', an 8 track maxi EP. Featuring the bands first 4 singles, an alternative mix of the song 'Change of Heart', an acoustic take on 'Yeah Go Die' plus the live favourite 'Wolf'. Now available in stores, from iTunes and from the band's website www.kingswoodband.com Stand by for Kingswood's debut album due for release in the first quarter of 2014, produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon) in Nashville USA.
Melbourne rockers Kingswood are the national winners of our Splendour In The Grass competition. The bearded 4-piece will be opening the festival this Friday 27th July.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Well I guess the band originally developed from the blues. I have a deep love of the blues and a sort of unavoidable addiction to it, which means it will always creep through and be some sort of influence in the creation process, perhaps we will move into a more explicitly blues sound at some point in the future? But right now it's a real blend of heavier kind of blues punk and "stoner" aspects contrasting distinct melodies and more emotional music I suppose. It's hard to summarise because what most listeners know of our music is a very specific sound which is based on two tracks I suppose, when really it's a lot more varied. We have always wanted the freedom to move across genres to be as creative as possible, but under the chief principal of being a rock'n'roll band. The sound developed naturally, obviously from influence and inspiration, and also really become as objective as possible when developing the song writing process.
You’re one of the winners of our Splendour In The Grass competition. What can Splendour revelers expect from the Kingswood live show?
YES!!! WE WON SPLENDOUR!! HOLY SHIT!!! WOW!! We can't believe it. Honestly. Revellers can expect that we'll be doing our damn best to put on our best ever show. I mean put yourself in our shoes...with an opportunity to open arguably one of , if not THE best festival in Australia, you can bet your bottom dollar that we'll be going all out and pulling all the stops.
What are you most looking forward to about Splendour In The Grass? Who are you psyched to see?
Festival vibe. The experience. The experience for Splendour Unearthed Winners, which only a few ever get to experience. Opening the festival. Losing our minds. JACK WHITE. AT THE DRIVE IN. SMASHING PUMPKINS. BLOC PARTY. BAND OF SKULLS. AZEALIA BANKS. LANA DEL REY. DZ DEATHRAYS. POND. TAME IMPALA. HUSKY. FATHER JOHN MISTY. NINA LAS VEGAS. EMMA LOUISE>>>>>>>KINGSWOODView Profile Hide Interview
13 Jun 2012
Unashamed wailing and riffage. You guys own it. Now i've discovered you all have shoulder length hair I should seriously hope you choreograph hair whip moves as well, to create the trifecta.