It was a cold night in January at Backyard on Bell when I first met King Country from Waco. To a small audience who braved the cold, they performed a blistering set that called to mind the likes of Thee Oh Sees, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard - psychedelia-tinged doom garage rock on speed with a nod to Hawkwind tossed in. That night the band played as a 4-piece with Greg Latham on guitar and vocals, James Blake Davenport on bass and vocals, Nate Price on drums and Dylan Gulledge on guitar and keyboards. In the months to come the band would become a 3-piece losing Gulledge, release an album through newly founded Austin label Mas Music Records and plan a virgin tour of the region. Last Friday, the trio of 20 somethings kicked off the tour at Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton to a small audience of devoted friends along with support from The Boleys (Florence, TX) and Mother Tongues (Denton). Despite a small turnout the spirits were high and as always the band of mild-mannered Waco lads delivered a performance that pummeld the senses and made middle-aged men weep with joy.
There's an interview with King Country as well as their record label Mas Music Records looming soon.
Catch the band out on tour right now!
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