Blackpool Waterloo 13th September – The Kingcrows, The Sentence, Benefit State. Zero Tolerance, MC16. (Socially Distanced Gig) – Band Review – LJ Kingcrow
Gigging in the COVID world…
Well bugger me if we haven’t only gone and done a gig!
This report should’ve really been done two weeks ago whilst it was fresh in my mind and before the copious pints of road crew fuzzed my shizzle up.
Anyway, it was the 13th sept at the marvellous Waterloo bar in Blackpool. Hosted by the equally wonderful KDS promotions. It was our first official socially distant gig, believe me when I say we’ve had plenty that weren’t intentional.
The lay out of the room was impressive. It was like a jazz lunch, people sat tapping their toes. Like a west coast Ronnie Scott’s. Only without the awful jazz nonsense.
A big shout to all the bands who were playing that day. MC16, zero tolerance, benefit state, and the sentence.
To be honest, the gig went great for us. Could’ve done with an on stage sound check before we played, but that’s a minor nit. We’d only rehearsed twice since lockdown but the songs came flooding back. Like old noisy friends who refuse to fuck off.
The set flew by, as they always do. It was novel to see Mr Stine actually stay on stage for a full gig. He generally buggers off and causes a nuisance in the crowd towards the end. It must’ve killed him! Oh, and we did an unplanned encore. One we hadn’t prepared for but we’re awesome and it went smoothly. Which was nice.
So it was great to be back. We’re supposed to be out in November but we’ll see how things pan out. And next time I’ll write it earlier. Maybe. Who knows…….LJ Kingcrow
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The KINGCROWS – Brute Force & Ignorance is ALBUM OF THE WEEK on HARD ROCK HELL RADIO Tune in to BADASS MARTIN’s SHOW on Sunday 23.8.2020 3pm – press the picture below for the link to the radio show…..
Welcome to our new website and even newerer news page.
Let’s start with the obvious, there’s bugger all happening in any band right now due to the pandemic. But that’s not to say we’ve been lazy. Not totally anyway…… So, here’s where we are since lockdown.
Firstly we’ve got a nice shiny new website – oooh! It’s super easy to navigate and it looks cool on your phone whilst you’re taking a poo.
Secondly, we’ve managed to squeeze a couple of videos out during our downtime – so that’s nice. We’re all waiting on confirmation of when we can go back into the rehearsal studios, it’s been 4 months or so and I’ve forgotten more than we can remember. So the first few rehearsals should be fun.
Hopefully we can get out on the road before the end of the year but that’s purely in the lap of the gods now. So this has been our first real catch up. Drop us a line via the usual methods and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see mentioned here. I’m sure I can help…….. Lee J
The new website goes through its final checks before going live!!
The Kingcrows actually get together for the first time during the COVID 19 outbreak via Zoom – it was good to catch up. Plans were made to update the new website, add a new merc store and make a new video via Zoom…Stay tuned as this will blow away the Zoom video the Rolling Stones did.. The zoom went well so we plan to carry them on whilst we can’t meet up.
It is great news that the Scarborough Punk Festival which was cancelled due to the Corona Virus has been moved to Saturday, 27th March and Sunday 28th March 2021
Peter and the Test Tube Babies
Hung Like Hanratty
As you are aware measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus – or COVID-19 – have meant that the UK is in lockdown and people are encouraged to practise “social distancing”. In reality this means that venues, pubs and clubs all shutting up shop for the time being, this obviously has a huge impact on our live music scene and it is with regret that we have cancelled all gigs until it is safe to tour without endangering ourselves or any of our fans. Please see our gig list for further details of latest gigs and festivals affected.
Apologies for the radio silence since April, chaos has reigned ever since the album came out. Not that we haven’t been busy – we’ve been gigging constantly ever since, including a hugely fun appearance at the Rebellion Festival!!
Anyway, we’re back, we’re doing stuff, and we have a big announcement….
THE KINGCROWS ARE ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Yes, Brute Force And Ignorance is coming out on 12″ plastic!! Y’see, when we were kids, you were only a proper band if you had a record out. There’s something mystical about a real live vinyl album. CDs are convenient, but LPs are important. And now we’ve done it. And not just that, but we figured if we were going to do it we might as well go mad with it, so it’s on Neon Green vinyl. It’s limited to 250 units, it’s selling for £15 a go (plus postage) and it comes out on 1st December. Preordering is up on the Emporium Of Stuff right now. Go on, you know you want to!!
So it’s coming up to the end of the year and we have three gigs left. Firstly we’re in Coalville, Leics at the Victoria Bikers Pub this Saturday (30th November) headlining a bill featuring Born To Destruct, Mispelt, Leftovers, Disowned and Cracking At The Seams. It’s an early start (first band on at 5.30, we’re on at 9.30 and the whole thing finishes at 10.20), and it’s free in!! Six top bands for NO MONEY.
Then we’ve a busy weekend to finish the gigging year – Friday 13th December sees us back at Westgate 23 in Heckmondwike to play their Christmas punk bash with Vomit and Eye Licker. Again, it’s free in, and the punk shows at Westgate 23 are always utter mayhem, so don’t miss it!!
The next day (Sat 14th), we’re honoured to be on the bill for the annual Leeds Punk Rock Christmas alldayer at the Brudenell Social Club. We had to pull out of last year’s, so we’re really looking forward to finally doing the thing!! This year’s bill is an absolute stormer too: GBH, Cyanide Pills, Duncan Reid & the Big Heads, Geoffrey Oi!Cott, Knock Off, the Kingcrows, the Swindells and the Allergics. It’s a hell of a way to see the year out!! See ya down the front!!
25.11.2019: Brute Force and Ignorance, now on 12” neon green vinyl, will be officially released on December 1st through our own Corvus Rex label. £15 +p&p
The first 100 come with a limited neon green bottle opener key ring and badge
24.11.2019: We’ve just gone and released our first album in vinyl – Neon Green
People of Earth, your attention please. The wait is over. The long-awaited new Kingcrows album BRUTE FORCE AND IGNORANCE is here!! Four years on from the release of our last album FUNLAND, we now bring you thirteen more tracks of sleaze-punk-n-roll insanity with all the subtlety and refinement of a boot in the jewels.
PSYCHO RADIO, BLOOD BROTHERS, CAR CRASH CADILLAC, I LOVE MYSELF, VIC THE VIGILANTE, CITY KIDS, BUM NOTES AND FEEDBACK, Z-LIST CELEBRITY, SATURDAY NIGHT ROCK CITY, ONE NIGHT ONLY, DO WHAT YOU DO, RIP IT UP, MY HEART – MY LIFE
We’re really proud of this album and we can’t wait for you lot to hear the thing. The official launch is this Friday, 19th April, and we’ll have copies with us for our slot at the ANARCHY AT THE WATERLOO festival in Blackpool that day (we play at 5pm, but get there earlier cos all the bands are great!!). The CD can be ordered now at our Official Emporium Of Stuff for a piddling £7 (+ £2 p&p)…go to it!!