King No-One have the world in their sights, with ambitions to headline Glastonbury. And they’ve got a real chance of making it, judging by their appearance on BBC Radio York this week.
The young four piece indie band recorded a live version of their new Millennium EP in an exclusive session for the BBC Introducing slot, which goes out on Saturday (April 19).
In front of a lucky audience of fans and press, King No-One played all five songs from the EP, including the popular Millennium title track.
Although only together since 2012, King No-One have already played every kind of stage, from their favourite busking spot on High Ousegate next to All Saints’ Church to the Leeds and Reading Festival on the BBC Introducing stage.
And that showed in an accomplished set. Zach Lount’s sweeping vocals are underscored by diverse and original musical backing by Joe Martin on lead guitar, Alex Townsley on bass and James Basile on drums.
On tracks like the hair-raising Interlude (You Fear Me) they immediately bring to mind Radiohead, which they acknowledge as a key influence.
In between tracks they chatted to presenter Jericho Keys and answered questions from the audience. This is when they revealed that the main stage at Glastonbury was their dream destination.
They also argued over the best way to eat Oreos, and whether they’d rather be attacked by a horse-sized duck or an army of duck-sized horses.
King No-One launch the Millennium EP on Friday, April 25 at Fibbers, with fellow York band Pioneer one of the support bands.
They also revealed that they have been asked to support Embrace, at the O2 Academy Liverpool on May 9 and the O2 Academy Leeds on May 14.
Jericho, who has quadrupled the listening figures to BBC Introducing on Radio York since taking it over, is tipping them for big things.
And King No-One have promised Glastonbury tickets to YorkMix when they get there…
- Listen to the full session on BBC Introducing on Saturday, April 19 from 8pm
- Find out more at King No-One’s Facebook page and Bandcamp site