The 52nd band taking centre stage in our Ones To Watch feature a riff-heavy power duo Puppet Kings.
Puppet Kings are: Tomas Cochrane (guitars, bass & vocals) and Harry Lehane (drums and vocals).
Originally formed in Brighton but now rooted in Clapham, alt-rockers Puppet Kings are making new friends and pricking ears with their infectious and driving sound that has already earned the riff merchants favourable descriptors that liken the band to everyone from Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses, through to Queens of the Stone Age and Alice in Chains.
Ever since their inception, Puppet Kings have undertaken an impressive live manifesto, which, more than ever, continues to this day. The power duo famed for delivering live shows that are ram-packed with energy and raw passion. These rock purists have also shared the stage with a diverse range of artists spanning from Skindred, Therapy and Royal Blood, through to Slade and Freeze the Atlantic.
As well as being proficient in the live arena, Puppet Kings have also released a series of well-received EPs and videos. In 2015, the band joined up with artist management company Animal Farm to produce their debut EP, Timebomb. The release was then followed up with 2017’s Very Cool and Groovy EP, which was lauded by critics.
However, the duo’s most impressive release is their forthcoming EP, The Mountain, which is unleashed to the world on Friday 1st March. Featuring four fiery cuts of imposing modern rock, the record shines bright and commands your attention. The band’s current single - The Message - is a true indicator of the EP’s grit, anthemic appeal, and sonic mastery. Watch the video right here:
Puppet Kings play the Camden Rocks All Dayer at The Monarch in Chalk Farm, London on Saturday 16th March. For tickets click here.