The New City Kings promise a combination of edgy, infectious melodies with insightful lyrics and as a result this Essex trio have managed to gain a loyal following on both sides of the Atlantic. If you’ve recently gone along to watch McBusted you’ve probably already become acquainted with New City Kings, as they had the pleasure of supporting them in March and April of this year.
However they have also performed at festivals including South By Southwest, Bestival, CMW and Download Festival, as well as opening for the likes of Little Comets, Walk Off The Earth, The Cribs, Marilyn Manson, and London Grammar. Though they seem a bit too pop for Marilyn Manson.
The Brentwood based New City Kings are made up of vocalist Mark Kovic, his brother & guitarist Ben Kovic, and drummer Ben Nyari. Tonight (12th May) sees them complete their mini 6 day tour of the UK which has so far the tour has taken them to Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester. Finishing in London tonight at The Boston Music Rooms in Tuffnel Park, where I suspect they will collapse not long after.
In support are Freedom of the City, a four piece indie rock band from Manchester who have been blazing their own trail across the North of England for the last few years and I recommend you check them out if you go or not.
Finally there’s Tyler Nugent who I know little about other than he has big hair and seems to like playing his guitar in tunnels, kitchens and his bedroom. However his music is beyond his years, aside from his many original songs on his YouTube channel I have to say his acoustic cover of Taylor Swift is my favourite so far.
So if you’re free this evening and always looking for the next big things in music or a McBusted addition/replacement, then this gig might be for you. For more info and tickets head over to either Live Nation or The Boston Music Rooms website.