Above Band Photo By Joel Adams
Melbourne vintage rockers THE UGLY KINGS will release their highly anticipated new album, entitled Strange, Strange Times, on August 13, 2021, via Napalm Records.
Following 2018’s Darkness Is My Home, which was lauded by the likes of Classic Rock Magazine and Loud Mag upon release, with Strange, Strange Times, the four-piece is poised to turn heads and continues to infuse their foreboding alt-rock with blackened blues and gritty punk edge! THE UGLY KINGS may channel the flavour of groups like Queens Of The Stone Age and Danzig, but their revitalizing infusion of dark energy is evident while preserving razor-sharp, daringly introspective control with clever lyricism, addictive riffage, catchy melodies and a heavy power blues flavour.
After THE UGLY KINGS just recently shared the first song, the punk-infused single “Technodrone”, today the band have released a second appetiser taken from Strange, Strange Times! On smouldering blues-rock standout “The Devil Comes With A Smile”, THE UGLY KINGS flex their musical muscles, taking you on a dusty road trip to the outback with the bitter taste of nicotine and whiskey in your mouth. Once more, the Melbourne powerhouse showcases its ability to distort hard blues rock into dark, unique territories.
Watch the brand new video for “The Devil Comes With A Smile” here:
“Beware of false promises and easy answers,“ says vocalist Russell Clark about the band’s new single. “The Devil Comes With A Smile is about powerful people that exploit our weaknesses and manipulate us with their charm; twisting the world in their own image.”
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