Introducing Salt Lake City Indie Rock Quintet Krooked Kings

Following a busy SXSW and a sold out West Coast tour all before their new album on the way (produced by surf darling Day Wave), Salt Lake City based indie rock quintet Krooked Kings continue to build the rising fervor around them with the reveal of new LP, All Out of Good Days. A vibrant indie-pop cut showcasing energetic vocals atop driving guitars, the project is another testament as to why this group are grabbing attention and continue to find themselves on Spotify viral charts round the world.

A grass roots band who were raised in the Mormon faith before taking the decision to walk away from the religion and embrace music, Krooked Kings are a unique band with a unique story. They plan to announce a 42 date North American tour as well as international dates shortly following the release of their album. Having built a reputation as a highly regarded underground band in the US, Krooked Kings have spent the past months in the studio with critically acclaimed artist Day Wave recording their upcoming new album. The band introduce themselves and answer some questions about their new album.

Congratulations on the album All Out of Good Days, have you been amazed by how far around the world your music has travelled?
Definitely – of course you always want your music to travel far but to be able to see it in real time is an amazing feeling for us.

Were you ever worried about the second album blues?
Our first album was all thrown together really fast, so I think we waited an appropriate amount of time after our first album where we felt really prepared going into our second.

Sonically, how would you compare both albums?
Being a “newly-ish” formed band, I think our sound keeps evolving with each project while keeping some similar themes. I think this is illustrated well in the difference between The Comedown and All Out of Good Days.

If you are saying to Australian audiences to play a particular track from the album which one would it be and why?
I would feel very accomplished if I saw a video of some Australians doing a shoey to Good n’ Drunk.

Did everything go to plan in the studio?
Jackson (Daywave) really pushed us on a lot of our original demos to switch them up which really make the project more cohesive than when we were showing him the first drafts.

Has the creative process continued?
Unless we’re on the road, all of us are usually writing music independently. Usually, we like to plan trips together when we’re moving towards a new project.

How did the band meet?
We all met each other at different times but when we finally all got together was when the five of us were attending the University of Utah.

Who are some of the biggest musical heroes for Krooked Kings?
We definitely have a diverse music taste among individuals but as a band we really love Peach Pit, Radiohead, Bombay Bicycle Club etc.

Are there plans for an Australian tour, hopefully not just Melbourne and Sydney?
It would be an absolute dream come true. No one in the band has ever been and is probably our joint dream location for a tour!

What’s next for Krooked Kings?
We’re currently on a support tour for Rodrigo y Gabriela and following we have plans to stay in Los Angeles for the month and work on album number three!

Interview By Rob Lyon

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