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If you google GOTHKING, the search results are in a way what you'd expect them to be... You will find mentions of Peter Murphy, Marilyn Manson, Theodoric The Goth and some emo goth dude called ''White Goth King'' who was featured in this incredible talk show called ''Maury'' back in 1999.
Based between London and Paris the band was created last summer after a wild home party fuelled by molly, vodka Red Bull and a soundtrack featuring Ramones, The Stooges, The Cramps, The Doors, Young Thug and Danny Brown. Shortly after the band recorded their first music video for the single ''RAGS'' in collaboration with GORSAD (@gorsadkyiv) - a controversial Kiev-based art collective that recently signed Ariel Pink's ''Time To Live'' music video. ''RAGS'' was all about streetwear, skateboards, contraceptive methods, and underwear...
The music video got them touring with the Estonian terror rapper Tommy Cash also known as Kanye East, opening for him in such venues as Le Badaboum in Paris or iBoat in Bordeaux, their first gig in London happened at The Garage... it was a big responsibility and it was kinda fun, exciting, new and otherworldly experience even if almost no one in the audience knew their songs... people were clapping and filming videos with their iPhones...
GOTHKING recently dropped new music video filmed by the alien Robert-Maurice Debois (@robertmauricedebois) in Paris. The track was produced by the band, recorded, mixed and mastered by Lionel Borée - a great French music guy who also worked with Phil Collins! ''JAMES FRANCO'' was inspired by several characters played by James Franco, actor's theatrical eclecticism was at the origins of the eponymous track that develops across several genres with many references to Franco's filmography.
We have no idea about what else should be added here... Our upcoming shows are happening next month in Paris with Table Scraps from Birmingham! Shout out to them, we will be exchanging food and beer for a snare and a crash, which is a pretty good deal in our opinion. Shortly after we'll be playing with the London-based Dead Coast, a great psych band signed to the iconic Greenway Records label!
Band's debut EP 'IN GOTH WE TRUST' is dropping October 2017.