South Yorkshire, UK alternative pop quartet Alvarez Kings have announced their debut album Somewhere Between will be out on 4/14 via Sire/Warner Brothers Records. “Cold Conscience” is the first track taken form the album and combines shimmering keys and an arena-ready beta with an impassioned refrain, punctuated by a sizzling guitar lead.
“I got this idea from a friend who cheated on his then-girlfriend,” explains Simon Thompson, lead singer. “The day after, it’s like you’re asking, ‘Is your conscience cold?’ I ran with that metaphor and built a story around it.”
“In terms of influences, there’s all kinds of stuff in there,” says Sean Parkin (Guitar). “We’re all rock
guys, but we also love dance music. There are orchestral elements and this big synth sound we’re obsessed with. It’s everything that we are.” Producer Carlos de la Garza was a big influence on the band, helping them get to the heart of the songs, whether it’s the percussive shuffle of ‘SLEEPWALKING’ or ethereal soundscape of “Picking Up The Pieces,” the album explores relationships, separation, and love.
New album ‘Somewhere Between’ available now: http://sire.fm/somewherebetween Connect with Alvarez Kings: http://alvarezkings.com http://facebook.com/alvarezkings http://twitter.com/alvarezkings http://instagram.com/alvarezkings Alvarez Kings – Cold Conscience [Official Lyric Video]