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Alvarez Kings

Alvarez Kings

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 latest offering No Resolve being named Single of The Year by BBC Radio Sheffield as well as coveting local awards including Best Band and Best EP.

With a foot hold in their native county, 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 three successful tours of Europe, a three week tour of Canada and industry showcases at SXSW and CMJ which 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.

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.

Presently Alvarez Kings, having become fed up with the same generic indie guitar music of their peers and went into the studio to record what will become their next release entitled Fear To Feel; a blend of soaring melody, thought provoking lyrics, coupled with epic dynamic ranges and intricate musicality The new EP takes on forever altering soundscapes ranging from electronica and deep house production through indie hooks and melody, flirting with complex time signatures and a symphonic cacophony of instrumentation and harmony, whilst maintaining its popular vigour at its core.

Penned in for release in the autumn along with a UK support tour with The Boxer Rebellion the future looks ever brighter for brothers Simon and Paul Thompson, Richard Walker and Sean Parkin.


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“Sheffield’s Alvarez Kings are a must see. Their energetic progressive pop sound will get everyone dancing. They could be the next band to break out of the city, so catch them while you can.”

The Guardian

“They are one of Sheffield’s superior bands…if these guys don’t get hit up on by the national music press and get on the festival circuit in 2012 then there’s something seriously wrong with music.”

Counterfeit Magazine

“Bucket-loads of attitude with cut-throat guitar riffs and a gritty charm.”

NME Magazine




Debut Album Plans

With our recent signing to Sire Records – part of Warner Brothers Records – we can announce the planning of our debut album.

At the end of October we fly out to L.A. for what will be the start of our full feature length album. After talks with different producers we decided to go with the brilliantly talented Carlos De La Garza, the man responsible for some great hits from M83, Paramore to name a few.

At the moment we are penciled in for a spring release and we can’t wait for you to hear he new songs. We want to take this moment to thank everyone who has bought a copy of the new EP Fear To Feel. For those who haven’t yet can download from all download stores.


Buy Cold Conscience on iTunes

Alvarez Kings – Cold Conscience

Released 18th June 2012


1. Cold Conscience
2. Fractured Bones & Reputations
3. The Otherside of Sadness
4. Picking up the Pieces (Acoustic Version)

Available on iTunes

Alvarez Kings Patience is strength

Alvarez Kings – Patience is Strength

Released 11th April 2011


1. Patience is Strength
2. You, Me, Them Us
3. Dark Eyed Children
4. Funeral Reunion

Available on iTunes