King No-One: A Bit Too Much

King No-One: A Bit Too Much
King No-One are a four-piece from York and did their best efforts to bring a party environment to The Joiners. Support came from local favourites The Dead Freights and Isle of White school-kids, Freazy. Despite having a lack of years behind them, Freazy bought a higher sense of talent than King No-One. With Courtney Barnett inspired grunge twangs mixed with a reserved stage presence, Freazy manage to remain captivating whilst oozing cool. The sharp drumming combined with a slacker-pop style creates a sound much more mature than expected from such a young band.
King No-One come to the stage dressed to -uh- impress? Vocalist, Zach Lount swans on stage in nothing but a feathery coat over his topless body wrapped in tape; initially Prince springs to mind. However, the musical ability is obviously nowhere near as impressive. The sound from King No-One is not too dissimilar to The 1975 or the sound present in Paramore’s more recent album, After Laughter. The simplistic indie-pop melodies combined with a try-hard performance makes for a weird combination.
One I don’t like.
Knowing your audience is important. Obviously give every gig all you’ve got however, this is too much. There’s nipples, turtle necks, swinging microphones and some questionable guitar playing from Lount; but that’s if you can call it guitar playing- the guitar is just a prop to hold on stage as he floats round thinking he’s Mick Jagger. King No-One however, must have been a photographer’s dream to shoot. The stage movement is there however maybe they should work on their musical direction first. It is also noted that the York four-piece are absent throughout all support bands. Yes, it is understandable they may be tired from the first part of their tour however, they end up missing the better bands of the night. Gutted.



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