The Thekla Archives: 2015

To Kill A King, Thekla presents To Kill A King: 14+

  • Wednesday 11th March 2015
  • Supported by: Waylayers


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With their new EP Exit, Pursued By A Bear out today, and on the eve of their sold out London show this Wednesday at The Courtyard Theatre, To Kill A King today announce a major UK tour for Spring 2015. The tour in March will culminate in the band’s biggest ever headline show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire: 

March 2015

Fri 6th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Sat 7th   Glasgow, Stereo

Sun 8th   Manchester, The Deaf Institute

Mon 9th Leeds, Brudenell

Wed 11th  Bristol, Thekla

Thu 12th   Brighton, The Haunt 

Fri 13th Southampton, The Joiners

Sat 14th   London, Shepherd's Bush Empire

Produced by Mark Crew (who produced Bastille’s Bad Blood) and the band’s keyboardist Ben Jackson, Exit, Pursued By A Bear is To Kill A King’s first new recording since 2012 and marks a new chapter in their career. On the EP, To Kill A King deliver a dynamic, expansive sound, with hyperactive drums and buzzing guitars. Singer Ralph Pelleymounter’s voice is the band’s trump card – an intoxicating baritone that can soar as well as soothe. 

Like their Xtra Mile label mate Frank Turner, To Kill A King are never happier than when they are on the road. Since forming in 2009 the band haven’t stopped touring, gradually headlining bigger and bigger venues - their most recent tour culminated in a sold-out London date at Koko. Earlier this year TKAK embarked on their first headline European Tour, before heading to North America where they were main support to regular touring buddies Bastille. They also performed at SXSW and supported Frank Turner in Arizona. Back in the UK, they joined Neil Young & Crazy Horse and The National at Hyde Park in July. 

To Kill A King are Ralph Pelleymounter (vocals/acoustic guitar), Grant McNeil (electric guitar), Ben Jackson (synth and keys), Josh Platman (bass), and Josh Taffel (drums). They are currently in the studio recording their second album, the follow-up to 2012’s Cannibals With Cutlery.

Support from:



The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881