To Kill A King surprise fans with a stripped back 'Unplugged in Berlin' featuring Dan Smith
One of the UK's most exciting indie rock bands around right now, To Kill A King have brought 2023 to a close with a luscious stripped back EP 'Unplugged in Berlin'. Recorded during the 2018 Bastille Reorchestrated tour in Berlin, offers a rare acoustic glimpse into the band's music. Notably, the EP's centerpiece, 'Choices,' features the collaboration of Charlie Barnes and Bastille's dynamic frontman, Dan Smith.
As a prelude to their eagerly anticipated UK tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of their critically acclaimed album, 'Cannibals With Cutlery,' this live EP provides an intimate and emotionally charged experience for their listeners.
The EP showcases the stripped-back, kind-of-acoustic arrangements that the band typically performed at intimate living room gigs or Sofar Sounds shows during their early days. However, instead of entertaining small gatherings of 15 couples on slightly awkward dates, they found themselves captivating a crowd of over 2,000 excited Berliners in a venue that exudes the grandeur one might associate with Sauron's favorite concert hall.
Despite the shift in scale, the band successfully translates the intimacy, emotion, and rawness of their performance to create an unforgettable musical experience. Frontman Ralph Pelleymounter shares the band's genuine excitement about revisiting these songs.
“There’s a genuine excitement among us about playing these songs. Learning them all again reminds me how elated we were to be making our first album and that we poured so much feeling into each song. We can't wait to get back to some of our favourite cities to share that feeling with the fans again.”
With these performances, To Kill a King aims to share that heartfelt energy with their fans once more, taking them on a nostalgic journey through their early work.
Stream 'Unplugged in Berlin' here:
Cannibals With Cutlery Tour 2024:
25th January - Yes, Manchester
26th January - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
27th January - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
1st February - Thekla, Bristol
2nd February - Concorde 2, Brighton
3rd February - The Garage, London