My cousin Kevin told me about New Kingdom a couple years ago as Oren Yoel, keyboardist of New Kingdom, produced most of Asher Roth’s debut album, Asleep In The Bread Aisle, which I thought was a dope album that deserved more praise.
While Oren produced hip-hop material, New Kingdom is an alternative rock band from LA. However each of the four band members bring their own styles/tastes and New Kingdom has sounds of soul, pop, funk and hard rock. Additionally, New Kingdom has shared the stage with Asher Roth, B.o.B and Janelle Monae.
Recently they released their first project, Naked Time EP (download), and while I didn’t expect much, I was really blown away with how catchy and fun their music has become. Below are two of my favorite’s off the 7-track EP.