Artist: King’s Daughters & Sons
EP Title: ‘The Next First Thing’
Formats/Cat no: Digital 3 track EP (CHEM267DD)
Release Date: 12th May 2023
Chemikal Underground is delighted to announce the release of a brand–new EP of Louisville band King’s Daughters & Sons on 12th May 2023 – the band’s first new release in over a decade.
King’s Daughters & Sons unearthed the raw recordings of these 3 songs 10 years after the release of their debut album “If Then Not When”. Though the band was developing these songs
contemporaneously to their initial release, “The Next First Thing” sounds like it might have led to a new, thrilling phase for the group. Here was an evolution that drew on the group’s shared history and pointed to a future which remains unwritten. Rescued from the cellar of time and freshly mastered by engineer Kevin Ratterman these songs feel alive, bristling with intention and promise.
Uncurling gracefully across the Louisville skyline, King’s Daughters & Sons’ narratives are soaked in quiet revelation and shadow. Shining briefly but darkly in the Kentucky underground rock scene that birthed Rachel’s, Shipping News and The For Carnation (all 3 bands share members with King’s Daughters & Sons), these are erudite, evocative depictions of place and the people who suffer, love and live in it.
Kyle Crabtree – drums
Todd Cook – bass
Rachel Grimes – piano, voice
Joe Manning – guitar, voice
Michael Heineman – guitar, voice