King No-One is an indie-rock, four-piece Yorkshire band – completed by Zach Lount (vocals), Joe Martin (guitar), Alex Townsley (bass) and James Basile (drums) – who sound like they’re straight out of the eighties.

They’ve recently released the video to their new single ‘Alcatraz’ following their success of a sold-out tour, and are due to embark on a second headline UK tour this December thanks to the popular demand of their fans. “’Alcatraz’ is about the warped vision of your past deluding your perception of the present. Not being able to find someone because you are dwelling on a nostalgic and unrealistic past. For the video we wanted to get a sad, and all too common narrative, across in a fun and engaging manner,” said the band.

Despite its name, the song ‘Alcatraz’, is an upbeat track which hints to the likes of The 1975 and the video itself is bright with a colourful art pop style. In the video – produced by Cosmic Joke – frontman Lount is like a cross between a young Iggy Pop and David Bowie, in skin tight white trousers, painted in glitter and with a leopard print shirt casually draped open. His rugged northern vocals, however, highlight the deep romantic lyrics.

You’ve got me/you’ve got me good
Set me free my heart’s in Alcatraz

Practised live performers and not ones to shy away from hard graft, they can often be found busking around the country. Only last Saturday they posted a candid photo to their Instagram account of the group freezing in the town centre of Nottingham, as they busked ahead of their sold-out show at Nottingham Bodega.

December Tour Dates (All shows 14+)
06 – Bodega, Nottingham
07 – Sound Control Bar, Manchester
08 – Exchange, Bristol
09 – Boston Music Room, London
13 – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
14 – King Tuts, Glasgow
15 – Wardrobe, Leeds
16 – Fibbers, York


Words: Jeanette Franks