King King to release new studio album “Maverick” on October 16th 2020

King King Maverick cover
King King are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album “Maverick” on Friday 16th October, 2020, via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label. The 10-track album, released on CD, vinyl and various bundles.

The first single “I Will Not Fall”, which has been A-listed on Planet Rock, and will be available as an instant grat track with all pre-orders, plus exclusive content including track by track commentary by Alan Nimmo.

“Maverick” follows 2017’s critically acclaimed album “Exile & Grace” and includes the new line-up featuring Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Stevie Nimmo (guitar), Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Andrew Scott (drums). The album was engineered and mixed by Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow.

Produced by Alan Nimmo, Jonny Dyke and Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios in Glasgow, the new album is co-written by Alan Nimmo (guitar, lead vocals), Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), Andrew Scott (drums), with all lyrics co-written by Alan Nimmo and newest member Stevie Nimmo (guitar).

“Recording the new album with the new line-up has been a whole lot of fun and very interesting”, says Alan Nimmo. “It’s great watching the guys using the great talent they have bringing the songs to life”.

Most of the songs, bar one, were co-written by all the band members, while all arrangements were co-written by Alan and keyboardist Jonny Dyke. Says Alan: “I value contributions from all of the guys in the making of new music. Johnny and I found a great rhythm working together. We just got our heads down and made sure that the songs were arranged in the best way possible”.

King King have evolved as a band, and their fifth album, “Maverick”, is no exception. But what makes this new album different from all the previous King King albums? “Maverick is an album that I chose to write with complete freedom”, explains Alan. “Musically, it’s more mature and more complex than our previous records, but it also has the simplicity of an album that just has great catchy songs that people will want to sing along with. The essence of King King is still there and always will be. We hope the energy, fun and passion is evident throughout!”...

But why call the new album “Maverick”? “I named the album Maverick at a time when it was risky to do so”, says Alan. “I made some bold moves and changes from band members to behind-the-scenes stuff. I guess that’s who I am. I’m a risk-taker!”...

Pre-order here.

1. Never Give In *
2. Fire In My Soul **
3. Whatever It Takes to Survive
4. I Will Not Fall
5. By Your Side * **
6. One World *
7. Everything Will Be Alright **
8. When My Winter Comes
9. Dance Together
10. End of the Line

All lyrics A. Nimmo & S Nimmo **
All guitars, A Nimmo
All vocals, A Nimmo
All backing vocals, A Nimmo & S. Nimmo *
All bass guitar, A. Greenshields
All Drums, A Scott
All Keyboards, Hammond and synth, & percussion, J Dyke

All songs written by A, Nimmo, J, Dyke, A, Greenshields, A, Scott
except “When My Winter Comes” written by A. Nimmo & J. Dyke

All songs arranged by A. Nimmo & J. Dyke

Engineered & Mixed Liam McCluskey at Morsecode Studios, Glasgow
Produced by Liam McCluskey and A. Nimmo
Mastered by Robin Schmidt @ 24-96 Mastering

UK Tour Dates 2020:
Friday 16 October 2020 - Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Saturday 17 October 2020 - Planet Rock’s Rocktober – Bristol O2 Academy 1
Sunday 18 October 2020 - Exeter Phoenix
Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Edinburgh Queens Hall
Wednesday 21 October 2020 - Leeds Uni Stylus
Saturday 24 October 2020 - Planet Rock’s Rocktober – Sheffield O2 Academy
Sunday 25 October 2020 - Harpenden Public Halls
Tuesday 27 October 2020 - Bilston Robin
Wednesday 28 October 2020 - Cambridge Junction

UK Tour Dates 2021:
Wednesday 3 February 2021 - York Grand Opera House
Friday 5 February 2021 - Manchester Academy
Saturday 6 February 2021 - Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 7 February 2021 - Cardiff Y Plas
Tuesday 9 February 2021 - Birmingham Town Hall
Saturday 13 February 2021 - London Electric Ballroom
Sunday 14 February 2021 - Salisbury City Hall
Tuesday 16 February 2021 - Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts Centre
Wednesday 17 February 2021 - Newcastle Boiler Shop
Thursday 18 February 2021 - Glasgow Old Fruitmarket