The King Blues

Formed 2004. Disbanded 2 April 2012.
The King Blues


The King Blues were a ukulele punk rock band from London, England, credited for fusing ska and folk together with influences from punk rock and hardcore punk. Tariq Ali described the band's sounds as 'rough, radical music that should unsettle the rulers of this country. A new generation of musicians are challenging war-monger politicians and their courtiers'. Influences include Public Enemy, The Clash, The Specials, Black Flag and Minor Threat. Their third full length album, Punk and Poetry, was released on 17 April 2011. Lead singer Jonny "Itch" Fox describes the music as 'a mixture of reggae, hip hop, folk, doo wop, punk rock.'

They announced their breakup on the 3rd of April, 2012.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Punk & Poetry

    Punk & Poetry 2011

    Reviewed by Ian Winwood
    Punk-rock militants return with watertight new album.
  2. Review of Save The World, Get the Girl

    Save The World, Get the Girl 2008

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    Johnny back to a alternative reality Clapham where “Sham 69 never united the kids”
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