King No-One release “Roll Of The Dice”
Stepping up to take their rightful place amongst alt-pop royalty such as Everything Everything and Foals, York three-piece King No-One have spent the past seven years turning heads and breaking hearts with their own inimitable brand of alternative indie-pop. Despite their northern roots, the group eschews the traditional grit of many of their contemporaries, opting instead toemphasise optimism and thus provide even their darkest offerings with a buoyancy that’s impossible to ignore.
Having built a remarkable live reputation including sold out UK tours, BBC Radio 1 stageappearances at Reading and Leeds and drawing thousands of fans to the likes of Truck and Y-Not festival, TRNSMT and Tramlines, the band continue to use their platform to share the message they have shared since their first show: regardless of colour, gender, sexuality or financial status, No one is King, Everyone is born Equal. An ethos that has resonated tremendously amongst their LGBTQ+ fanbase. Having charted their debut EP “OOMM” in March 2019, reaching No.2 on the Indie Breakers Chart and No.21 on the Indie Chart with tracks featuring on the Spotify and Apple Music playlists such as New Music Friday, The Indie List and Best New Bands, King No-One seem poised to reach even more impressive heights in 2020.
Indeed, having already released two exciting new records, they have also performed virtually for Radio 1’s Big Weekend and received impressive radio support from BBC Introducing, including a live set featured on BBCLook North. Their latest single, “Roll Of The Dice”, builds on previous success. Gorgeous vocal harmonies are matched perfectly against skittering percussion and piercing synths, while a pulsating bass and an unforgettable hook serve to propel the track to its conclusion. “Roll Of The Dice” explores the fundamental unpredictability of life and the element of chance that is so prevalent.
Lead singer Zach explains, “I’m nonchalantly addressing the circumstances of which I was born into and my so far ability to make something of my time here. Life is ultimately down to chance and where you may strive for a lifetime for something, another person may just fall into that by chance. This world is crazy, and sometimes you have to just accept that you can only do so much – the rest is a roll of the dice”.
While the distinctive sound of King No-One, as heard in previous singles ”Out Of My Mind” and “Not Willing To Sacrifice My Life” remains integral, there is something refreshingly bold, self-assured and euphoric about ”Roll Of The Dice”. Indeed, the air of confidence and vibrancyit delivers is the perfect embodiment of King No-One’s core essence. A band who through puregrit, talent and drive have accumulated a huge fan base bonded by a shared message ofequality and epitomised by the ambitious nature of modern DIY culture.