Dinah King Talks Lots on Current Release and Sharing It All!

Experimentalist singer DINAH KING has a style truly her own. She has been hard at work at what will be her debut EP. She is so thrilled for all to hear it and share it as well. New material will be made with shows and touring to follow come this next year! Dinah herself, talks of all plus more!

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

I have always sang. Ever since I can remember I would stand up in front of my family and sing songs from Disney films, memorizing every word and practicing constantly... my poor wee mama! Music was a big feature at home with myself and my 3 siblings playing every instrument known to man... again, my poor mama! I started singing in my local church age 14 - quickly stepping in to lead the music programmed there at 16. When producer Jimmy (Funeral Fires front man) asked me to work on a few songs with him after a 10 year hiatus, I was over the moon! Then Covid-19 hit the world so with a lot more time on my hands, what started as me singing a few backing harmonies for Jimmy became Dinah King and what you hear now. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name is a mash up of some of my favorite things - King is for my favorite author, Stephen King and Dinah is the name of the cat in Alice in Wonderland, my favorite book. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

I am based out of Glasgow. The scene here is eclectic which suits the style of what I’m trying to create. My favorite local bands at the moment are, of course, Funeral Fires and Fatherson. Both amazing live and really immerse you into their world for a time when you hear them. When they walk on stage the whole place takes notice. 

4. How would you describe your style?

This is the hardest question I’ve been asked and I still haven’t been able to answer it! There’s a bit of a bluesy sound, soft rock... some of my songs are laced with the most stunning cello pieces which bring a beautiful atmosphere.  Ultimately, I don’t know! I need all of you listening to decide and tell me so I have an answer for the next time I’m asked!

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

This is my debut EP and I am so excited to share it with everyone. The whole thing is peppered with lyrics that refer to my life so I hope everyone can feel the emotion that went into it.  

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We’ve already started writing my next album which I’m aiming to release in the summer 2021. It’s already sounding awesome with some really bluesy, upbeat tones.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We’re so saddened by the effect that Covid-19 has had on the industry but totally want to keep our fans safe so I will be performing shows as soon as the world regains some normality and the restrictions are lifted. I will be touring next year. Watch this space! 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The second album is in the works and plans are being made around shows and touring next year. My current plans are to simply see where the music leads me.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Dinah King’s music will be available on most streaming platforms from mid-December. You can hear tasters of some of the tracks from my EP "Eyepennies" through my website www.dinahking.com.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I want listeners to really listen to the lyrics, especially in John Wayne Gacy Jnr and Cocaine & Abel. These tracks have been curated to tell a story. A sad but reflective story that everyone can relate to. Most of all I want the music to be enjoyed and I hope we’ve been able to bring something to listeners that makes them feel something beautiful.

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