aKING is a melodic, alternative pop-rock band based in Cape Town, South Africa. The band is one of South Africa’s top rock acts, drawing capacity crowds at venues and festivals across the country. Over the past four years, their energetic live sets and thought provoking lyrics have won them scores of loyal fans across generational and cultural boundaries.
aKING BAND MEMBERS
Laudo Liebenberg – lead vocals and lead guitar
Andrew Davenport – rhythm guitar and backing vocals
Hennie van Halen – bass guitar
Jaco ‘Snakehead’ Venter – drums
‘Morning after’ is the fourth studio full-length album to be released by aKING. It’s a return to the hard-hitting heavy rock riffs of their first album combined with a simplified approach to arrangement and lyrical content. Ranging from loud and raunchy guitar driven rock to upbeat chorus-laden pop and a down-tempo introspective ballad.
This time around they worked with a range of engineers and producers, each chosen specifically for their area of expertise. Brendyn Rossouw commanded almost all of the drum recordings at his Heritage Sound studio, Fred Den Hartog contributed to arrangement and additional recordings, Theo Crous added the distinctively heavy Bellville Studios rock sound and Jürgen Von Wechmar pulled all of these strands together masterfully in the mix of the album.
‘Morning After’ was written over the course of 18months in the living rooms and bedrooms of the band members and is entirely self produced.”
aKING is excited to share the release of their fourth studio album, Morning After, with their hometown, Cape Town. They promise to bring a show to remember at The Assembly tomorrow night. Morning After was written over the course of 18 months in the living rooms and bedrooms of the band members and is entirely self-produced. This is aKING’s first offering after The Red Blooded Years Special Edition, which was released in 2012.
Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Venue: The Assembly, Cape Town
Address: 61 Harrington Street, District Six
Doors open: 21h00
Other acts: Christian Tiger School, Feverstone, The Ballistics, The Robfather
Tickets: R30 before 10pm / R50 after / R40 Webtickets
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273717319503470/