In 2022 Kungens Män has existed as a band for 10 years. What started out with the sole purpose of hanging out as friends, occasionally with instruments in tow, has resulted in records on several labels and numerous European tours. The fundamental idea has never changed though – to get immersed in sound, and let the drone be the main trail taking the band to inner space – may it be through folkish melodies, noise, shoegaze sheets, free jazz outbursts, motorik beats or just good old head melting rock. And of course, it’s all improvised on the spot.
2022 also marks Kungens Män’s first vinyl release on their own label, Kungens Ljud & Bild. So that’s also what the album is called. Why make things complicated? Another first is the collaboration with the Nashville, USA based label Centripetal Force who releases a special US edition of the album.