The King Blues have split up with immediate effect. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we must inform you, that as of today The King Blues are no more.
We are all immensely proud of our body of work. We will be releasing the last The King Blues album entitled ‘Long Live The Struggle’ as the final chapter. The album will be released in early July 2012.
We simply feel we have taken things as far as they can go and it would be unfair on you if we were to go through the motions like so many other artists do. We all believe strongly in what The King Blues stands for.
Can we take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your support, love and passion down the years.
long live the struggle
The King Blues"
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Itch waxes lyrical live in London. The audio from this video will be the b-side to The King Blues' new single 'Does Anybody Care About Us?', released February 12!
Here's one to file under 'WHUUUUUUUUH?'
The King Blues, currently out in LA recording with John Feldmann have apparently teamed up with Patrick Stump on a new track. Details are scarce at the moment, but judging by the picture above that TKB drummer Jack Usher has posted on his Tumblr account, it's a very real prospect indeed...
Members of The King Blues, Black Veil Brides, Fucked Up and Brigade wish YOU a Merry Christmas!
Being political has a price it appears...
Everyone's favourite politipunks The King Blues will release the single 'Does Anybody Care About Us?' on February 12. Until then, we've got the awesome new video which you can watch below.
Talking of the track, frontman Itch Fox has been typically vocal about it's subject matter: "There's no fucking future for anyone but the privileged anymore, education needs to be for everyone, we need jobs, houses, and all they want us to do is pay our taxes, shut the fuck up and gratefully eat X-Factor. It makes me sick to my gut. Banker bonuses and politicians claiming thousands for their fucking duck ponds while they sweep the homeless off the streets and hose down where they're sleeping, taking away benefits while two and a half million people are unemployed, leaving empty houses to rot and trying to outlaw squatting during a homeless crisis. There's a battle going on and we're part of it whether we like it or not. Cameron says, 'in this together', easy to say if you're sitting on ¬£30,000,000! He has no idea what life is like for the people he condemns, for the people he makes it most difficult for. He's a fucking scumbag and I've had enough of it, I know I ain't the only one either. I look around and I see resistance on every level. Call us what you like, striking workers, protesting students, rioting kids, the 99%, we are who we are, a product of a broken Britain being torn apart and yes, we are fucking angry - is anybody gonna fight back?"
So yes, they're still fucking angry. here's the vid!
The King Blues feature in our 2011 Awards in Rock Sound Issue 156 which is out now!
Who plays when at Jägermeister's five quid show!
The necessity and joys of being a touring band, by The King Blues.
Our interview, our reputation, your questions. Oh dear...
The King Blues playing live on the Lock Up Stage at Leeds Festival. All shots by Ashley BIrd.
The King Blues getting up and close and personal with their crowd at Hevy 2010! Expect photos and videos from Hevy Festival 2011 on Rock Sound this weekend!
The build up to The King Blues set on the Pepsi Max Stage at Download Festival 2011 in a minute!
A typically raucous set at Download Festival from one of Britain's rowdiest (and best) upcoming bands, The King Blues.
Singer, producer and screamo forefather tells Rock Sound that his work with King Blues frontman Itch 'will change the world'.
Band confirm show that will aid those struggling in the wallet department.
Band throw in an extra show around the August Bank Holiday weekend!
The King Blues, Descendents, Hot Water Music, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and more confirmed for the Reading and Leeds Festival.
The second night of November will be one to remember!
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