Updated: Aug 6, 2018
See them whilst you can boys and girls - they’ll be selling out O2 venues before you know it.
Public Service Announcement: guitar music has made a comeback; and that comeback is King Kuda. Armed with stadium ready pop anthems and gorgeous daydreamlike riffs, this young and upcoming Guildford-based band are taking the local indie scene by storm.
King Kuda recently headlined the legendary Guildford music venue, The Boileroom, as part of a release show for their new single ‘Wildflower.’ The Boileroom is no stranger to upcoming talent, having hosted The 1975, Foals and Wolf Alice in their early days, and I expect King Kuda to be joining that familiar lineup very soon.
Being at the opening night myself, it was incredible to see how King Kuda gets the crowd going. By the end, the entire venue was shaking in fear from the aggressive foot stamps and war-like screaming from the army of people who came out to see them.
Self described as alternative dreampop, King Kuda bring a well needed fresh ring to our ears. The love child of Mystery Jets and London Grammar, King Kuda’s bright and floaty-lyrical style just cant stop you from smiling with pure euphoria.
They’re still new kids on the blocks in the grand scheme of things, but have firmly established their potential and ability. Having “an ear for a great pop record” (BBC Introducing), it is only ‘up and out’ for King Kuda. Recently, they’ve been making their mark up and down the country and securing radio plays from various stations including a live radio set at Eagle Radio.
I haven't been excited for many bands over the years, but King Kuda are a completely different calibre. They’ve got a unique sound nailed, and the crowd begging for more. What else could you ask for?
WORDS AND PHOTOS BY JORDAN LOGAN