“Admit Nothing! Deny Everything! Lie! Lie! Lie!” is the long-awaited debut album from Swansea Ska-Punk band KING GOON, released on the 25th March 2022
Still buzzing from their recent Swansea Arena show ‘King Goon’ release their debut album to the world. Described as «11 tracks of high energy, genre-hopping melodic noise that mixes upbeat ska with alternative rock and dance» the band are keen to get their album heard, with feature track ‘Gambling Fool’ being the feature track of the mission.
King Goon were formed in Swansea in 2011. The original concept was for different groups of musicians to re-record the demos that guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Joel Morgan was making, hidden away in his bedroom with his beloved 8-track.
This idea, however utopian, proved impractical, and soon a band emerged, comprising of still-standing members Keith Robertson on guitar, James Mitchell (Galanastra / Doris Karloff) on bouzouki/keys/violin and James Morgan (The Afterglow / Salvador Sanchez) on bass/vocals – as well as a drummer, a percussionist, a lead singer and two backing singers.
In 2013 they recruited Hywel Griffiths (Judge Tuxedo/Greenmailer) to take over on drums,and released their first single, «The Playing Fields of Eton». An album was begun in 2015,and then abandoned after the engineer absconded with all the recordings.
Several years and many mad gigs passed: the band headlined stages at the Swansea
Fringe Festival, played for the BBC and made a name for themselves as an exciting and
unpredictable live act. Then, in 2019, Elaine Forde joined on saxophone and the band
started work on their debut album proper, which was delayed massively by the pandemic,and is now due for release in March 25th 2022.
Released on 25th March 2022, the 11 track album will be available on all the usual digital streaming platforms, with physical copies available for order (CD’s) and pre-order 12” 180gm Vinyl from http://kinggoon.bandcamp.com.
The album was recorded over a 2 year period at Creature Studios in Swansea, and
produced, engineered and mixed by Allen Chambers and King Goon. The release was
heavily delayed due to a mixture of line-up changes, interpersonal chaos and…well, a global plague. The band describe the album as “11 tracks of high energy, genre-hopping melodic noise that mixes upbeat ska with alternative rock and dance, with a smidge of folk-punk swirled in for filthy measure.”
King Goon played the biggest gig of their inception on February 26th, at a‘mini-festival’ of Swansea-based bands playing at the newly-built Swansea Arena, following that up by supporting the mighty Afrocluster at The Garage Music Venue, Swansea on March 11th.