Glasgow rockers King King are saluted as “the best blues-rock band in the world” (Blues Rock Review). There’s been no shortage of pinch-yourself moments for King King, ever since the band’s touchdown at the 2010 Monaghan Blues Festival and the following year’s British Blues Award-winning debut album, Take My Hand. In 2013, Standing In The Shadows underlined the collective’s sharpening songcraft, while 2015’s Reaching For The Light Infiltrated Classic Rock’s Best Album poll – and secured a nomination for ‘Best New Band’ at the magazine’s coveted Roll Of Honour.
By May 2016, they were even ready to deliver their long-demanded live album, with King King Live placing above The Rolling Stones in the Amazon Blues Chart. For a band with press plaudits to burn, it was no surprise to see Exile & Grace in 2017 saluted by the rock media and crowned as Classic Rock’s Blues Album of the Year. Likewise, it was business as usual as the album stormed to the top of the iTunes and Amazon Blues charts. But this time around, there was no mistaking the sense of a band making its commercial breakthrough, as Exile & Grace hijacked the official UK album charts (at #31), putting King King amongst the A-list and firmly onto the mainstream radar. King King again received critical acclaim from the November 2020 release of their current studio album Maverick.