Cover shot – KINGSWOOD

Ten years ago, KINGSWOOD firmly staked their claim as one of Australia’s finest new voices in rock music with the release of a dynamic and electrifying debut album, MICROSCOPIC WARS. Following a string of successful EP releases that helped define the band’s early sound and generate momentum and fan bases around Australia, when it came time for Kingswood to deliver their first studio album, they went big.

Drenched in rhythm, carried by the band’s strong chemistry and bolstered by a confidence and swagger felt between songwriters Alex Laska and Fergus LinacreMICROSCOPIC WARS heralded not just an exciting jump off point for the Melbourne group; for fans, it was the start of a journey with a band whose ambition would see them navigate a diverse range of music influences to follow.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the MICRO WARS era, Kingswood are taking their ARIA Award nominated record around the country this August. Joining them on tour at all stops will be Melbourne’s JACOB FITZGERALD & THE ELECTRIC CITY, while in Adelaide and shows in Perth and Bunbury respectively, fierce talent MOLLY ROCKET and DEATH BY DENIM will be opening for their hometowns. And, for their very first time touring together, Kingswood will be joined on all East Coast dates by THE DELTA RIGGS; the beloved group enjoying their ascendancy as one of the country’s finest rock groups at the same time as Kingswood prolific rise. For the bands and fans alike, this type of tour is one that has been a long time in the making — now ready to be devoured and enjoyed by all.

MICROSCOPIC WARS brought Kingswood to Nashville for the first time, the band recording at Blackbird Studio with multiple Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys). Featuring now seminal favourite tracks including ‘Micro Wars’, ‘Ohio’, ‘ICFTYDLM’ and ‘Sucker Punch’MICROSCOPIC WARS put Kingswood on the map, taking them around Australia numerous times – a crucial step in the development of their powerful sound as a live unit.

Their time spent in Nashville was the beginning of a long-lasting love for the American city, and has since become a second home of sorts for Kingswood as they would go on to record 2016’s After Hours, Close To Dawn, and 2020’s Juveniles in the iconic music city.

Ten years and six studio albums on, Kingswood remain one of Australia’s hardest working bands but still, there is time to reflect on and celebrate the project that in many ways, started it all.

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