They're already indie heroes. 2018 is when the rest of the world wakes up to King Nun.
There's a rumble coming from over yonder. An unsettling noise that's announcing a band who stand apart from their peers. They're already indie heroes. 2018 is when the rest of the world wakes up to King Nun.
Words: Jamie Muir. Photos: Sarah Louise Bennett.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]"Someone sent us a tweet,” starts Theo, gathered with his King Nun bandmates on a bench in North London. They’re reflecting on a year full of firsts and full of new experiences that they’d been searching for since playing their very first note together. “And that person said that their son had started a band because they went and saw us - and I was just like, OH MY GOD. It was like that feeling and the moment when we were like, ‘Right, let’s do more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more and let’s do it now’.”
“Let’s go! Let’s go!” he exclaims, that energy rising from the rest of the band.
For a band who this time last year were itching at the blocks, King Nun have lived the sort of year that every band across the world dreams of when playing away in a garage or school music room. Playing in different cities, different towns and to different crowds every night, King Nun were born for these times - and these times haven’t seen anything quite like them.
“It’s just so nice to see people’s faces light up when we come on stage, rather than people just staring at you thinking, ‘You don’t belong here’,” explains bassist Nathan. “It’s all very new to us though, we’ve been writing music for a long time, but the reactions we’ve been getting are completely new, which is mental. It’s progress, and we’re really happy - but we want more.”
A lot of bands claim to have that hunger, but King Nun are insatiable, always looking to go bigger and take on any stage thrown their way. They have an enthusiasm for everything music is and are grateful to have the opportunity to do it on such a grand scale. When somebody claps or puts their hands up at a show, King Nun are the band who’ll thank and feed off it with a swagger amplified even louder. No matter what the response.
“Individually, I feel like we were fuelled to become more of a punky-rocky band because of our own criticisms going into music; we were driven by criticism from the get-go,” explains Theo, delving into how they infectiously take on the world around them. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive, to the point where I can’t even process all of it, but” - he adopts a vintage English accent - “we’re very bloody happy.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row
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