The Belarussian music site Ultra Music seems to have a fine taste for British talent. After leaking Depeche Mode's 'Heaven', the site picked up the debut single of Glasgow band Gifted Kings one week before it's official UK release. In less than a day the band outdid Atoms for Peace in views.
To listen to 'Dead End Road', click here: http://ultra-music.com/news/12093.
The band recorded their debut under the same roof as legendary Oasis album 'What's the Story Morning Glory' and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody To promote the release the Scots band are offering people a chance to download the track completely free of charge at http://www.giftedkings.com.
Lead singer Derek: "It was dream come true to do the album in Wales at the same studio and using the same gear as our idols. Queen, Bowie, Oasis, the Stone Roses, the list goes on and on' - 'It was amazing to sit up to the early hours with the producers and studio staff listening to the stories of all the legendary antics that went on in the studio!'
On their forthcoming debut "Lose What Makes You" Gifted Kings teamed up with top producer Nick Brine (Oasis, The Darkness, Bruce Springsteen). Pete Maher (U2, Depeche Mode) mastered the record.
To compliment the release the band have also produced a video of the 'Dead End Road' track. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn7jjJ2dKJk.
Derek: 'We did the whole video for the track live at the Barras in our home town Glasgow. It was amazing, there are so many brilliant characters down there, we knew it would be a great laugh. Everyone that the producers pointed the camera at stole the show. Think I've watched it a zillion times and I'm still spotting new stuff, hopefully people will like it.'
'Lose What Makes You' will be released on April 22 (UK) and May 27 (USA).