Kingswood (band)

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OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsDew Process
Associated actsThe Rubens, AC/DC, The Hives, Sticky Fingers
MembersFergus Linacre
Alex Laska
Justin Debrincat
Braiden Michetti
Past membersJeremy "Mango" Hunter

Kingswood is an Australian Alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The band consists of members: Fergus Linacre (lead vocals), Alex Laska (lead guitar and vocals), Braiden Michetti (bass and backing vocals) and Justin Debrincat (drums and backing vocals).

Circa 2012, Kingswood toured Australia with such acts as The Living End, British India and The Saints, and played festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Queenscliff Music Festival and Pyramid Rock. The band also released three singles "Yeah Go Die", "Medusa" and "She's My Baby" in 2012.

In 2013, Kingswood played a national tour with Grinspoon, supported Aerosmith, played Groovin the Moo, Big Pineapple, Festival of the Sun, Golden Days and Big Day Out. The band released its fourth single "Ohio" and their EP Change of Heart (followed by a deluxe edition EP) to many positive reviews.

The band recorded its debut album, Microscopic Wars, at Blackbird Studio, Nashville with three-time Grammy Award-winning producer/sound engineer Vance Powell (Consolers of the LonelyThe Raconteurs, BlunderbussJack White). Microscopic Wars (2014) reached number six on the ARIA Albums Chart.[1] The release was nominated for Best Rock Album at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014.[2]

In February 2017, Kingswood released their sophomore album After Hours, Close to Dawn.

The band is currently working on their 3rd studio album and had released a new single "Messed It Up" in September, 2018.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Microscopic Wars (2014)
  • After Hours, Close to Dawn (2017)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Change of Heart - EP Deluxe

The deluxe edition of Change of Heart was released in 2013. Their single "Ohio" was voted number 53 in the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100.

  • Change of Heart EP (2012)

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards The annual ARIA Music Awards are presented by the Australian Recording Industry Association. Kingswood have received one nomination.[2]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 Microscopic Wars Best Rock Album Nominated


  1. ^ "Kingswood Make Top Ten ARIA Chart Debut". Street Press Australia Pty Ltd. 31 August 2014. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Adams, Cameron (7 October 2014). "2014 ARIA Award nominations dominated by newcomers Chet Faker, 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Sheppard". News Corp Australia. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.

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