True artisans take their time over defining their distinct craft and the gradual birth of Cut Glass Kings as a simmering, British rock and roll success story proves the rule that the most beautiful flower takes the longest to bloom. The release of the latest single, Dream In The Dark, OUT NOW on Skeleton Key, and the announcement that it is drawn from the band’s long-awaited summer debut album, marks a significant chapter for the Midlands two-piece. Scroll down to check the track out…
Striking two million streams at around the same time they completed their latest tour with mentoring ‘big brothers’, The Coral, the band is aglow after smashing their way through seven UK-wide dates. Four years of touring, hitching rides with the legendary Liverpool psych-alchemists as well as Peace and Night Beats, has seen them slowly find their audience just below radar.
Dentist drill guitar lines, loose and heavy Bonham-esque drums and a sense of relentless momentum makes Dream In The Dark a soundtrack for their life on the road, drawing the transience of sitting behind the wheel heading from hotel-to-hotel and stage-to-stage into their already oil-streaked sound.
The duo of just guitars and drums represent turned-up-to-ten, wall-stripping, smokey blues rock, drawing inevitable comparisons to The Black Keys and The White Stripes. Hailing from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, Paul Cross (guitar, keys & vocals) and Greg McMurray (drums & backing vocals) are their shared influences incarnate.
Their ten-track debut album, due for a summer release, combined sessions at Parr Street Studios, Liverpool in the company of producer, James Skelly and the non-replicable acoustics of the drummer’s kitchen.