SHEFFIELD, UK | March 7, 2016 – Progressive indie pop act, Alvarez Kings, are continually breaking barriers with their dynamic musicianship. Recently the Sire Records band has been keeping creative by releasing enchanting live session videos and wowing audiences across the US as part of Melanie Martinez’ssold-out Cry Baby Tour. Today their ready to give fans a taste of what’s next. With the help of Baeble Music, Alvarez Kings have unveiled a charming new tune, “Sleepwalking.” The outlet described the track as, “an expert fusion of the theatrical, lush folk pop of fellow Brit Ben Howard with the warm uplift and expertly crafted hooks of peak Dispatch.” Listen to “Sleepwalking” on Baeble here or below!
The Cry Baby Tour: Alvarez Kings with Melanie Martinez
Mar 9 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Mar 11 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Mar 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
Mar 13 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Mar 15 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Mar 16 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
Mar 17 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
Mar 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Mar 20 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mar 21 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Mar 23 – Montreal QC – Club Soda
Mar 24 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Mar 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
Mar 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Mar 29 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Alvarez Kings’ story starts from their humble roots in South Yorkshire. Rising to popularity quickly the band would go on to sell out hometown shows, selling out of their first two releases and culminating in their single “No Resolve”being named Single of The Year by BBC Radio as well as coveting local awards including Best Band and Best EP.
With a foot hold in their native country, ambitions were set further afield in the UK which resulted in festival slots at Isle of Wight and O2 Wireless and sold out shows in many of London’s famous venues including KOKO and The 100 Club to name a few.
Naturally, Alvarez Kings spread their music across the shores with successful tours of Europe – one supporting Echosmith – a three week tour of Canada and industry showcases at SXSW and CMJ in Texas and New York. This presented the band the opportunity to play a mammoth 40 date tour in the US – the infamous Vans Warped Tour – taking in 26 States and garnering them rave nationwide press reviews and a firm, dedicated fanbase. In fact Kevin Lyman – the festival owner – was so impressed with the band he invited them to perform Warped UK at the world famous Alexandra Palace in London and play the whole US tour again in 2015.
Alvarez Kings became reality TV stars when Fuse TV filmed the band’s adventures on Vans Warped Tour for Season 2 of the hit TV show Warped Roadies.
2015 has become the year that all the bands hard work and dedication finally paid off. They signed a major record deal with Warner Bros / Sire Records. Their debut release on the label was the EP Fear To Feel, which marked a change in direction from the bands typical indie-rock sound. The sound has become bigger, maintaining Pop sensibilities at its core.
With more tours to announce in the near future and singles to be released over the coming months the future looks ever brighter for brothers Simon and Paul Thompson, Richard Walker and Sean Parkin.