Track Of The Day: King Mob
King Mob are to release their debut album on October 31. They provide the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all Tracks Of The Day here.
So, who are King Mob? Well, you will know most of the names from their past deeds. So, here we go.
Firstly, there’s Chris Spedding. He’s a guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest names around. Spedding’s career goes back over 40 years, during which time he’s carved out a path that has taken in Harry Nilsson, Sharks, John Cale, Roxy Music, Elton John, Paul McCartney. Oh yes, and he produced the first Sex Pistols demos. Which brings us to…
On bass there’s Glen Matlock. He initially made his name as an original member of the Pistols, co-writing most of the songs on the Never Mind The Bollocks album, even though he didn’t play on it. Matlock went on to form cult heroes The Rich Kids, alongside the likes of Midge Ure, and became hugely respected as a fine musician. Since then, Matlock has been part of the reunited Pistols, joined the reactivated Faces (one of his favourite bands) and even did one show with Primal Scream, standing in for Mani.
The man on drums is Martin Chambers. Most known for his work with The Pretenders, whom he joined in 1978. He left in the mid-1980s, but returned in 1994 and has been there ever since. Chambers also worked with Mott The Hoople keyboard player Verden Allen, and was behind the kit for the Mott The Hoople reunion shows in October 2009.
The vocalist is Stephen W. Parsons, who’s mostly known as Snips. Following a spell with The Baker Gurvitz Army, he was a member of Sharks, the band formed by bassist Andy Fraser after he left Free in 1972. On guitar was one Chris Spedding, by the way. He put out two albums under the name of Snips, namely Video Kin (1978) and La Rocca (1981). Since then, Snips has been heavily involved in composing music for films and TV.
By contrast, the guitarist is an unknown. Called Sixteen, his dexterity and diversity on the album, allied to a beautifully intuitive appreciation on how to use space to accentuate the moment, will make him one of the big guitar names for the coming years.
But this isn’t about individual talents living in the past. As King Mob show on their debut album, Force 9, the collective prowess and power is undeniable. They prowl through a selection of original songs that sound like old friends, but really are new party companions. This is a band for the present and the future.
The band will play their a date at the 229 Club in London on Thursday, November 17.
Now you can download the first single Selene Selene for free right here.
This is also the website for all the band’s info.