Watch the premier of JAMES KING & THE REGALS “Murphy’s Law” new video exclusively on MarkMeets.
With inspiration from the likes of Cage The Elephant, Kings Of Leon, The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Arctic Monkeys, Otherkin, The Amazons. JAMES KING & The Regals are rapidly carving out a name for themselves as truly accomplished Performers within the London area.
Having already played across many of The Capital’s vibrant music venues including: Proud Camden, The Troubador, The Bedford, O2 Academy2 Islington, Camden Assembly, Nambucca, Notting Hill Arts Club, The Monarch, World’s End, The Hospital club, Amersham arms, The Garage and The 229.
They have also performed at many gigs outside of London, including the main stage at the Sundown Festival and most of Yorkshire! Alongside this James has himself performed at Webster Hall and Times Square in New York, played the New York Coffee Festival and toured Nashville!
The first single “Kemosabe Shore” (Produced by Pete Dowsett at London’s Pedigree Cuts studios) gained extensive radio support, including the likes of Gary Crowley, BBC Radio London Introducing, and renowned Indie DJ Jim Gellatly. Additionally, the track was aired over thirty-three regional stations and playlisted by four, leading to various on-air interviews and a live performance from FUBAR radio.
The new single, “MURPHY’S LAW” builds on the great reaction to “Kemosabe Shore” and shows the strength and depth of the band. It’s already a firm favourite at live shows and with a colourful, yet dark music video to back it up, nothing seems to be in the way of it doing well.
MarkMeets first featured James King back in 2015.
Tom Rowland, the man behind the directing and filming of the video summed up his thoughts of the songs meaning.
“The song describes a tussle with pessimism, personified in the figure of Mr Murphy – named after the inventor of the famous more formulated version of ‘sod’s law’. I recall that the real Murphy himself was a test pilot, whose catchphrase was “If anything can go wrong it will go wrong”. A wise axiom for a man who flew around on glorified bombs.
Nevertheless, for the rest of us this view is a perspective which can have a more negative meaning. My reaction to the song was that it embodied both negativity in the shadow figure of Murphy, as well as positivity, actually represented by the artist creatively reflecting on his experience of pessimism, thus asserting some kind of resistance if not mastery to such a gloomy thought process”
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