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Set to make a triumphant homecoming this Spring/Summer after what has already turned out to be a successful return to the European live circuit, beloved Melbourne four-piece KINGSWOOD announce that 2023 will wrap up with a brand new collection of music, set to drop TODAY (November 3)!

The cogs of inspiration and musical spirit have continued to turn and flourish in the year that followed the release of KINGSWOOD’s impassioned fifth studio album ‘HOME’ – instead of letting that momentum rest, the band have instead poured that energy back into studio sessions, creating a fitting follow up record, ‘THE TALE OF G.C. TOWNES’.

The record leans further into KINGSWOOD’s love for rich and in depth songwriting and storytelling style; expressed initially with their recent releases, How Many Times, God Already Knows and Glass Half Full; and today, with the album’s lead single, Little Red Jumpsuit

The honeyed vocals of Alexander Laska, buoyed by the harmonies of Fergus Linacre and musicality of band members Josh Koop and Jack Davies, makes a song like Little Red Jumpsuit one that comes wrapped in warmth. The country lilts and arrangements lend themselves to nostalgic emotions, even if no direct memories are attached by the listener – it’s music that is easy to immerse oneself in and for a moment, escape in the romanticism that Laska establishes on the record. 

Engineered by Laska and longtime collaborators Guus Hoevenaars and Edward Spear, Little Red Jumpsuit falls in line as a classic KINGSWOOD cut in the making, and a perfect new taste of ‘The Tale of G.C. Townes’ still to come. 

“Little Red Jumpsuit encapsulates the spirit of G.C. Townes, representative of the spirit of the album in one song. Written on a warm summer evening in east Nashville, Little Red paints the picture of loss and yearning, young love burdened with the knowledge that life has other plans; the melancholy known to both parties without either relenting on the investigation of what might be. “The Tale of G.C. Townes” – a sojourn into the old west embodying a collective alter ego born in time of complete isolation –  G.C. Townes delves into the deeper and more eclectic influences behind the eclectic Kingswood sound ranging from Tony Rice, Tom T. Hall, Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins to name a few, in creating a parallel universe embodying boyhood old western  fascinations and dreams. This is an alt-country roots record adopting acoustic instruments in a modern environment. G.C. Townes was written and record alongside “Home” in the mountains of Queensland Australia’s hinterlands on a ranch, with the finishing touches placed both on the road amongst the record breaking 110 date Australian tour and in Kingswood’s spiritual home in Nashville, TN.” – Alexander Laska, Kingswood

The release of Little Red Jumpsuit and the news of this imminent new KINGSWOOD record comes as the band prepares to hit the road in Australia for another extensive run of shows that will take them directly into Summer 2024. The band is well-versed in traversing Australia of course, having completed their record-breaking ‘Hometowns Tour’ throughout this year, criss-crossing the breadth of the country in their purpose built bus, taking in 100+ shows.

This new run of shows will see KINGSWOOD kick things off in regional NSW this October, with a show at Everglades in Woy Woy, before continuing right around the country as headliners, as well as some select festival appearances in Adelaide (Cry Baby Fest) and Heybridge, Tasmania (Good Gumnuts Festival).

Along with these tour dates, KINGSWOOD will be launching their very own beer, KINGSWOOD LAGER. As part of the tour, fans will be able to taste this new beer and celebrate with the band. In Melbourne, there will be a special VIP launch at the Prince Of Wales in St. Kilda on November 17.


Thursday 26 October – Everglades, Woy Woy
Friday 27 October – The Beenleigh Boogaloo, Tamworth
Saturday 28 October – Stag & Hunter, Newcastle
Sunday 29 October – The Lady Hampshire, Sydney
Friday 17 November – Prince of Wales, Melbourne *(OFFICIAL KINGSWOOD LAGER LAUNCH)*
Saturday 18 November – Archie’s Creek Hotel, Archie’s Creek
Saturday 25 November – Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide *(CRY BABY FEST)*
Wednesday 27 December – Mojo’s, Fremantle
Thursday 28 December – The River, Margaret River
Friday 29 December – Froth Craft Brewery, Bunbury
Saturday 30 December – Six Degrees, Albury
Thursday 4 January  – The Royal Oak, Launceston
Friday 5 January – Blythe Park, Heybridge *(GOOD GUMNUTS FESTIVAL)*
Saturday 6 January – Altar, Hobart
Thursday 25 January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth
Friday 2 February – Alice Springs Brewing Company, Alice Springs
Saturday 3 February – Mayberry, Darwin
Friday 9 February – All Seasons Hotel, Bendigo
Saturday 10 February – Wool Exchange, Geelong

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With thanks to Beehive PR

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