'Their ability to take hard blues rock and twist and distort it into darker, more unique territories is akin to that of Queens of the Stone Age
' - Classic Rock Magazine, June 2018 issue.
The Ugly Kings
are four powerhouse blues rockers drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background.
They offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues.
Their catchy riffs and foot stomping rhythm lay the foundations for the deep reaching and soulful emotive vocals.
The Ugly Kings have supported Airbourne
on their successful sold out east coast Australia tour in January 2017 with great reviews and Airbourne’s main man Joel O’Keefe saying of the band;
"Great show! The Ugly Kings have really got their own thing going on and it rocks! I love all the dynamics, pushing and pulling and then always smashing it out. Great intensity and power.”
They also supported Rival Sons
in 2016 on their first Australia headline side-show in Melbourne during the Black Sabbath
'The End' World Tour & were asked directly by Papa Roach
to open for them on both their Melbourne shows in January 2018.
Photography by Stephen Boxshall