king no-one

King No-One – Alcatraz

Once upon a time, indie music was in its hay day. The NME was ruling, not only the magazine shelf, but the TV and radio too. Cast your mind back to the good old days of listening to the Virgins, Friendly Fires and when it was OK to like Bloc Party.

Introducing the new video from King No-One, for their single “Alcatraz.” It’s a whirling, nostalgic reminder of indie pop pastel colored videos, with a frontman adorning a fantastic Adam and the Ants-esque get up. The song in itself is enough to make an indie club night crowd lose their cool, combining disco and indie pop. It is a scientific fact that if you mix a plucky guitar riff and synths, you will find musical gold. This is simply a well executed, catchy pop song, one that Tommy Sparks would most likely love. The use of color and split screens in the video resemble the bouncy, layered sound of this track, physically representing the funky pace of the bassline, which is what brings it all to life. This is an aesthetically pleasing video that captures the concept of how sound and image are tightly linked in music nowadays. And everyone knows that once an 80’s leopard print windbreaker jacket is involved, we are so, so sold.

Due to the overwhelming amount of fans who want to see said jacket in real life, King No-One are currently on their second headline December tour:

28th – Fruit, Hull

6th – Bodega, Nottingham
7th – Sound Control Bar, Manchester
8th – Exchange, Bristol
9th – Boston Music Room, London
13th – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
14th – King Tuts, Glasgow
15th – Wardrobe, Leeds
16th – Fibbers, York