Kingsland Road are exporting their brand of fun, upbeat indie-pop to the US with the Radikal Records release of their debut album We Are the Young, now available for streaming on Spotify. The album is also available for streaming on Bandcamp and for digital pre-order on iTunes. We Are the Young will be available for purchase on CD at music retailers nationwide May 4th, 2015.
Kingsland Road, made up of Matt Cahill, Joe “Connor” Conaboy, JJ Thompson and Josh Zaré, originally burst onto TV screens during The X Factor Live Finals 2013. Gary Barlow, lead vocalist of Take That, called them a “ready-made hit boy band,” and helped mentor the group, who received overwhelming support and a massive fan base when they joined the show’s tenth season.
After a shocking early exit from The X-Factor, the lads decided to pick themselves up and do it on their own, spending the next six months touring and putting all of their earnings into studio time and self-funding their own label. Co-writing all the tracks, Kingsland Road worked with some of the best writers and producers in the industry, including Ollie Green, Lewis Mokler (One Direction), Jason Perry (McFly), Jamie Seller (The Wanted) and Cam Blackwood (George Ezra). The result is an album full of high energy, exuberant tracks that are just as catchy as they are fun. From the anthemic opening track “We Are the Young,” to the R&B inspired “Misbehave,” to the soaring ballad “Heaven Knows,” the album kicks off in high gear and maintains its stamina without losing its creative and melodic edge.
Their first single, the infectious pop track “Dirty Dancer” was released in 2014 on Radikal Records and is available for purchase on iTunes along with the “Feet Won’t Touch Mix” and Radio Edit. Click Here to check out the official music video.
In support of the album’s release, Kingsland Road will be embarking on their very first US Tour, the “Dirty Dancer USA Tour,” which kicks off on May 12th in Stanhope, New Jersey. A full list of their tour dates can be found below. For more information regarding Kingsland Road’s tour and for ticket information please visit: KingslandRD.com.
- May 12 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
- May 13 – Freehold, NJ @ iPlay America
- May 14 – NYC @ Webster Hall
- May 16 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
- May 17 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
- May 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
- May 20 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
- May 21 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
- May 22 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Room
- May 23 – Valdosta, GA @ Wild Adventure
- May 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits