Where are you currently based?
We’re currently based in Perth, WA.
How did the band form?
The band started back in 2018 when Brendon and Shaun began jamming in Brendons spare room with one their good mates (Shaun originally on bass). Eventually Shaun brought his brother Ash down and we evolved from there, with a few extra additions (Ben & Jake) along
What’s been happening recently?
We’ve just been writing and recording a bunch of new music and playing a few gigs in there (when we don’t have to pull out due to covid!) We’ve been a little quiet, but things are starting to heat up again!
How’s the local Perth music scene at the moment?
It’s really great, there’s so much good music coming out of Perth right now. Everyone gets around each other and I think it really pushes us all to keep getting better and better.
Your latest single ‘My Love’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
The sound has evolved over time to become what it is with this new single, there’s a lot of classic/blues rock that has heavily influenced these past few releases. Thematically ‘My love’ is a song about being completely lovesick towards someone. Feelings that are so intense that you’d do anything for them, but in the back of your mind being very insecure and jealous of anyone else because you’re afraid of losing them.
Where and when did you record/produce/master?
We recorded ‘My Love’ between Vision studios and Ben’s own Bumchic studio right at the end of 2021. It’s all recorded/produced/mixed by Ben and mastered by Simon Struthers at Forensic Audio. It really gives us a lot of freedom having access to our own studio and engineer and takes a bit of pressure off too.
Your previous drummer is now the frontman, how and why did this come about?
Brendon was the lead singer and drummer ever since we started as King Brown, which is an extremely hard thing to do. Towards the end of 2021 the new dynamic came to fruition very naturally. It was a combination of things like us adding different elements to our songs in the recording process (Keys/Percussion) that we were not able to perform live, plus us feeling a little awkward on stage as the frontman is all the way at the back. We all felt like it was a great opportunity to mix things up and we’re super excited for it.
How’s your live performance different due to the change?
It’s enhanced our live shows phenomenally, Brendon brings so much energy to the stage being out the front, we all feed off of it and it brings the whole band up a level performance wise. We’re able to have those new elements in our songs played live along with our amazingly talented new drummer Jake Coulter holding it down at the back.
What are you most excited about for this new era for the band?
Getting more and more live shows under our belt and focusing on bringing the best live performance we can. It also allows us to experiment a lot more in the studio which we are very excited about!
Favourite thing about live shows?
Just being able to play our music to people is always a good time, and it’s even better when they’re all boogieing along having a good time!
What’s next for King Brown, anything brewing?
We have a bunch of new music on the way this year, possibly leading to something bigger, but we’ll let you know all in due course! Haha
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Shaun – “I’ve had the new Old Mervs single on repeat ever since it came out”.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Clancy’s Freo is always an absolute belter of a time.
Official Website: bigcartel.kingbrown.com
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