Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Newport Folk Festival Band to Watch – Kingsley Flood

Kingsley Flood are one of Boston’s most beloved live acts. They deftly combine the sneer and energy of punk with roots Americana without a hint of irony. Think of Arctic Monkeys as a folk band. They celebrate all their influences equally, and are right on the cusp of breaking through nationally. Since forming in 2009, they’ve won two Boston Music Awards and twice at the Boston Phoenix (RIP) Best Music Poll. They released their latest album, Battles, back in February. It’s filled with pop hooks, raucous sing-a-longs, and is destined to propel them to stardom. Do not miss them when they make their Newport  debut on Friday.

Check out Kingsley Flood’s website for more info and tour dates. Also, check out their video for “Sun Gona Lemme Shine” below, guaranteed to be the best video you’ve seen in a long time.

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