“The soaring song will be the first physical release for Chapman with new band The Murder on legendary indie Too Pure and adds more colour to the talented singer/songwriter’s new project.” Line Of Best Fit
As frontman and creator of northern English artrock band The Chapman Family, Kingsley flirted continuously between success and failure for a number of years before finally calling time on the group in the summer of 2013.
From becoming the first ever unsigned band to play the coveted NME Radar Tour in 2009 to performing in Japan, mainland Europe and the USA in 2011 (on the back of releasing their debut album “Burn Your Town”) the band were unrelenting, angry and loud. They went out with their heads held high and dignity still intact – releasing a single on the day of their final sold out show in their home town of Stockton-on-Tees in the North East of England. Job done.
But those days are gone and after a prolonged period in hibernation Kingsley is back with a brand new band and an exciting new sound to take on all comers and attempt to battle the 21st Century disease of apathy once again.
Taking references from the mythology of iconic rock and art The Murder are a dizzying mix of thundering Viking warrior drums, sparkling avant garde pianos, ominous romantic strings and barbed wire guitars all underpinned by Kingsley’s savage croon.
It’s the sound of a band wanting to make their mark and upset the tired old corporate apple cart one more time.