Alvarez Kings

Live Act Indie Alternative Pop
Alvarez Kings - Indie Alternative Pop Live Act in Sheffield

Alvarez Kings Short Info

Four lads from South Yorkshire, UK who gleefully share their moniker with an infamous old school South American gang, Alvarez Kings summon pop power through timeless analog synth and guitar magic. The quartet—brothers Simon [vocals, guitar] and Paul Thompson [bass, keys, backup vocals], Sean Parkin [guitar], and Richard Walker [drums, samples, pads]—has quietly built up an international buzz since their 2012 formation.
BBC Radio proclaimed “No Resolve” the “Single of the Year,” while they impressed audiences at Isle of Wight and O2 Wireless Festival in addition to show-stopping stints on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015 and support slots on tours with Melanie Martinez, PVRIS, and Echosmith. Their 2015 EP, Fear To Feel, expanded their foothold in the U.S. Spotify featured the title track on coveted playlists such as The Indie Mix and Ultimate Indie Playlist, notching 40K streams in less than 12 hours and eventually amassing over 700K and counting. Meanwhile, they drew acclaim from Billboard, Huffington Post, and more. Preceded by the introductory focus track “Cold Conscience,” their full-length debut, Somewhere Between [Sire/Warner Bros. Records], is now primed to make a significant impact in 2017.

Four lads from South Yorkshire, UK who gleefully share their moniker with an infamous old school South American gang, Alvarez Kings summon pop power through timeless analog synth and guitar magic. The quartet—brothers Simon [vocals, guitar] and Paul Thompson [bass, keys, backup vocals], Sean Parkin [guitar], and Richard Walker [drums, samples, pads]—has quietly built up an international buzz since their 2012 formation.
BBC Radio proclaimed “No Resolve” the “Single of the Year,” while they impressed audiences at Isle of Wight and O2 Wireless Festival in addition to show-stopping stints on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015 and support sl...

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Alvarez Kings on Tour

  • 25 | 11 | 2017 The Harley / Sheffield, UK Hunter & The Bear w/ Alvarez Kings

Past Gigs Alvarez Kings

  • 11 | 2017 UEA LCR Norwich / Norwich, UK Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 11 | 2017 O2 Academy Birmingham / Birmingham, UK Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 10 | 2017 HMV Forum / London, UK Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 10 | 2017 O2 Ritz Manchester / Manchester, UK Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 10 | 2017 The Limelight / Belfast, UK Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 10 | 2017 Academy Dublin / Dublin, Ireland Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 10 | 2017 Motion / Bristol, UK Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 10 | 2017 Queen Margaret Union / Glasgow, UK Switchfoot w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 09 | 2017 Oran Mor / Glasgow, UK Third Eye Blind w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 09 | 2017 Academy 2 / Manchester, UK Third Eye Blind w/ Alvarez Kings
  • 07 | 2017 Reverb Lounge / Omaha, NE
  • 07 | 2017 Roscoe Village Burger Fest / Chicago, IL Roscoe Village Burger Fest
  • 07 | 2017 Masquerade-Purgatory / Atlanta, GA
  • 07 | 2017 Cafe Coco / Nashville, TN
  • 07 | 2017 Seaside Amphitheater / Santa Rosa Beach, FL Seaside Summer Concert Series
  • 07 | 2017 The Hi Fi / Indianapolis, IN
  • 07 | 2017 Hi Hat / Los Angeles, CA
  • 07 | 2017 The Parish / Anaheim, CA
  • 07 | 2017 DNA Lounge / San Francisco, CA
  • 07 | 2017 Analog Theater / Seattle, WA
  • 07 | 2017 Club X / Salt Lake City, UT
  • 07 | 2017 Funhouse Lounge / Seattle, WA
  • 07 | 2017 Lost Lake Lounge / Denver, CO
  • 07 | 2017 Beauty Bar / Las Vegas, NV
  • 06 | 2017 Knitting Factory / Brooklyn, NY
  • 06 | 2017 Grog Shop / Cleveland, OH
  • 06 | 2017 Songbyrd / Washington D.C.
  • 06 | 2017 The Space / Hamden, CT
  • 06 | 2017 Sonia's Nightclub / Cambridge, MA
  • 06 | 2017 Rumba Cafe / Columbus, OH
  • 06 | 2017 Zanzabar / Louisville, KY
  • 06 | 2017 The Duck Room At Blueberry Hill / St. Louis, MO
  • 06 | 2017 The Riot Room / Kansas City, MO
  • 06 | 2017 Summerfest / Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
  • 06 | 2017 Windy City Ribfest / Chicago, IL Windy City Ribfest
  • 06 | 2017 The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls / Pittsburgh, PA
  • 06 | 2017 CODA / Philadelphia, PA
  • 05 | 2017 Factory / Manchester, UK
  • 05 | 2017 Bodega / Nottingham, UK
  • 05 | 2017 Louisiana / Bristol, UK
  • 05 | 2017 Thousand Island / London, UK
  • 04 | 2017 Artheater / Cologne
  • 04 | 2017 The Waterhole / Amsterdam
  • 04 | 2017 Molotow Bar / Hamburg
  • 04 | 2017 Chelsea / Vienna
  • 04 | 2017 Legend Club / Milan
  • 04 | 2017 Orangehouse / Munich
  • 04 | 2017 Musik & Frieden (Blaues Zimmer) / Berlin
  • 03 | 2017 Outlines Festival / Sheffield, UK Outlines Festival
  • 02 | 2017 Camden Assembly / London, UK

Discography Alvarez Kings

  • 2019 Somewhere Between Album | Sire Records
  • 2017 Get Up And Move On Single | Sire Records
  • 2015 Fear to Feel EP | Sire Records

Media

  • Video Alvarez Kings - Sleepwalkin...
  • Video Alvarez Kings - Get Up And ...
  • Video Alvarez Kings - Sleepwalkin...
  • Video Alvarez Kings - Cold Consci...

Origin

  • Sheffield GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Simon Thompson Vocals, Guitar
  • Paul Thompson bass, keys, backup vocals
  • Sean Parkin Guitar
  • Richard Walker drums, samples, pads