The Future Kings of Nowhere

The Future Kings of Nowhere

 Durham, North Carolina, USA
BandRockFolk

Fast, catchy, acoustic pop-punk. Clever songs that fall somewhere between folk and punk, presenting a belly-up raw passion that makes you want to bounce around the room. Full sound with a stripped down aesthetic. (Also available as all-acoustic with washboard instead of drums.)

Biography

Please visit us at www.myspace.com/thefuturekings

NOTE:
We are able to play in two configurations! As a full rock band (acoustic guitar, electric bass, and a drum kit) or as a stripped down all-acoustic act (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, washboard/tambourine). Both formations provide the fantastic energy and the passionate delivery that fans look for in a Future Kings of Nowhere show, but the flexibility allows us to play anywhere from ampitheaters to living rooms.

BIO:
Brimming with wit and energy, The Future Kings of Nowhere play acoustic pop-punk antifolk with an occasional bit of country twang. They call it acousticore. High speed acoustic guitars, double-time drumming, lush harmonies, and a slew of auxiliary instruments create a frantic backdrop for these songs of love, death, and modern day alienation. They sing with a disarming honesty that draws you in and a beat that keeps you moving. The hooks sink deep and the energy is unforgettable. One listen to their debut CD, released in late 2007 on 307 Knox Records, and you will be humming these tunes for weeks.

ARTIST WE'VE SUPPORTED:
Kimya Dawson, The Mountain Goats, Man Man, Annuals, The Never, Megafaun, Cantwell Gomez & Jordan, Red Collar, Dan Melchior, Midtown Dickens

ACCOLADES:
- Charted on CMJ Charts and RIYL Charts
- (#2) Top 10 albums of 2007 by University of North Carolina
- (#9) Top 25 Albums of 2007 by BlowUpRadio.com
- Top 35 Songs of 2007 by The Independent Weekly
- Debut album received 3.5 out of 5 stars from Alternative Press
- Repeatedly an Indy Pick by Grayson Currin (Pitchfork writer)
- NACA Members

FESTIVALS:
CMJ Music Marathon 2007, SXSW 2008, Troika 2006/2007, WE Fest 2008

RADIO AIRPLAY:
Sirius Satellite, WXYC, WVYC, WVVS, WVUR, WVUD, WVOU, WVFI, WUPJ, WUMD, WTSR, WTCC, WTBU, WSKB, WSFX, WRUW, WRUV, WRUR, WRSU, WRSE, WRKC, WRDP, WRCU, WQFS, WPRK, WPPJ, WNYU, WNYO, WNHU, WNCW, WMXM, WMUR, WMSR, WMSE, WMCO, WMCN, WLOY, WLBN, WKNC, WIXQ, WICB, WHUS, WGMU, WFNP, WFHB, WERU, WEOS, WEGL, WECI, WDTS, WDBM, WCVF, WCUR, WCRD, WCKS, WCFM, WCCX, WBRS, WBNY, WASU, WARG, WARC, WAKE, SCAD, Radio UTD, NVWR, KZSC, KXZY, KXCI, ACRN, KWUR, KWLC, KWCR, KVCU, KUOM, KUOI, KUNI, KSTO, KSSU, KSLU, KSJD, KRVS, KRVM, KRUX, KRSC, KOTO, KMSU, BiRN, KMNR, KLPI, KLCZ, KHSU, KGLT, KGAR, KFSR, KFAI, KCUR, KCSU, KBVR, KBEACH, KAUR, KALA, CKXU, CITR, CILU, CFMU

Discography

CD - The Future Kings of Nowhere - self-titled - 307 Knox Records

Set List

All originals. 30 - 75 minute sets