Melbourne rockers Kingswood have offered up the first taste of their recently-recorded live session, sharing “You Make It So Easy” overnight.
For most of the last few weeks, the news has been populated entirely by news of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions and closures it has spawned. For many in the music industry though, the focus has been on how it’s affected their livelihoods, with restrictions on mass gatherings making it impossible for the live sector to flourish as it always has.
One of the bands who discovered the effect that COVID-19 has had on the music industry is Melbourne’s Kingswood, whose recent album tour for their third album, Juveniles, was called off just a few days in.
Though the band were able to perform the first few dates of their planned national trek (including the ever-important hometown album launch show), Kingswood were unable to take the tour outside of Victoria, and understandably were gutted to let fans down in such a manner.
Within a week though, plans came together for a way to make it up to their dedicated followers. Entering Melbourne’s Newmarket Studios in mid-March, the quartet decided to record their live set for those unable to catch them live.
Running through cuts from their latest record along with a bunch of older favourites, the group brought their stage show to an intimate setting, pairing their blistering live set with an immersive light show, a reflective smattering of candlelight, and all the while backing it up with their mesmerising stage presence.
Now, Kingswood have offered up the first cut from this session, sharing “You Make It So Easy” as part of their Live at Newmarket set.
Filmed by Kyle Caulfield, engineered by Guus Hoevenaars and Kingswood’s Alex Laska (who also took on mixing duties), and mastered by Braiden Michetti, the live clip undoubtedly shows fans what makes Kingswood so great as not only a group of musicians, but as a live band as well.
With more videos from their Live at Newmarket session set to appear in the coming weeks, fans won’t be left wanting when it comes to material from Kingswood. In the meantime though, be sure to stream their latest album, or pick up some merch from their webstore if you’ve got the means to do so.