Kingswood (band)

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Kingswood
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsDew Process
Associated actsThe Rubens, AC/DC, The Hives, Sticky Fingers
Websitehttp://www.kingswoodband.com/
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 second album After Hours, Close to Dawn.

The band released the single "Messed It Up" in September 2019, and will release their third studio album Juveniles in March 2020.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[4]
Microscopic Wars
  • Released: 22 August 2014
  • Label: Dew Process (DEW9000690)
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
After Hours, Close to Dawn
  • Released: March 2017
  • Label: Dew Process (DEW9000914)
  • Format: CD, digital download
10
Juveniles
  • Scheduled: 13 March 2020[3]
  • Label: Dew Process
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
TBA

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title EP details
Kingswood
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Kingswood
  • Format: CD
  • Limited to 500 copies
Quiesce
  • Released: March 2012
  • Label: Kingswood (KWDCD004)
  • Format: CD, digital download
Change of Heart
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Kingswood (KWDCD006)
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist
Title Year Certification Album
"Yeah Go Die" 2011 Quiesce
"Medusa"/"Yeah Go Die" 2012 Change of Heart
"Change of Heart"
"She's My Baby"/"Wolf" non-album single
"Ohio" 2013 Microscopic Wars
"Sucker Punch"
"ICFTYDLM"[5] 2014
"Creepin'"[6] 2016 After Hours, Close to Dawn
"Golden"[7] 2017
"Say My Name"[9] Triple J – Like a Version
"Messed It Up"[10] 2018 TBA
"Say You Remember" 2019

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kingswood Make Top Ten ARIA Chart Debut". theMusic.com.au. 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.com.au. News Corp Australia. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Juveniles by Kingswood". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Discography Kingswood". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  5. ^ "ICFTYDLM - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Creepin' - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Creepin' - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2019 Singles". ARIA. December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Say My Name - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Messed it up - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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