King Charles – Banquet Records Instore

King Charles returns to Banquet Records in Kingston on Saturday 23rd January for an intimate all-ages in-store the day after his new album Gamble For A Rose is released.

The album, produced by his friend and tour buddy Marcus of Mumford & Sons, further explores King Charles’ unique take on indie-pop, with help from members of Noah & The Whale.

Following his biggest tour to date, a 28 nights in 28 days extravaganza that ended with a triumphant headline show at the London Forum, Charles set out to make “the album I should have made five years ago.”

The first song to be unveiled from ‘Gamble For A Rose’ was the album opener ‘Loose Change For A Boatman’, a passionate love song (“You say your love for me has waned from the storm, Your passions have fallen from the days of old, If ever you loved me, If ever at all, Our souls are tied.”), which builds and builds before exploding into riotous, arena-leveling colour. This was followed up by the official video for the title track ‘Gamble For A Rose’ which you can watch below.

Charles’ recording story began in 2010 when a few months after a near-fatal skiing accident he won Grand Prize at the International Songwriting Competition for a piece called ‘Love Lust’. Soon after he signed to Universal in America and relocated to LA where he made his debut album ‘Love Blood’ with Matthew Wilder (No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson).