King Social to rock Roma Races
ROMA Cup's entertainment is set to ride high on Saturday, as Triple J Unearthed legends King Social prepare to headline the Roma Cup Carnival After Party with their electrifying live shows.
The five-piece act have previously performed in towns ranging from Sydney to Longreach as part of their Big Man Tour over Queensland and New South Wales, and will touch down in Roma for the Cup celebrations before their last two shows in Ayr and Townsville.
Lead vocalist Angus Milnes said they were excited to perform at such a big occasion in the south west region before wrapping up a huge year of releases and live performances.
"We'll be having a final Christmas party down in Townsville in December, but we're happy to be here for the party," he said.
Having just come off from Sydney, Mr Milne said he and the boys were having a great time on tour, despite small frustrations that happened along the way.
"It was just the hassles of touring with seven other guys; I lost my bag at one of the airports, our drummer forgot his sample pad back in Newcastle, and we had to survive on only three hours of sleep," he said.
"We eventually sorted everything out with a friend who dropped off our drummer's stuff, and we just bought new clothes for me in Sydney."
"Basically everything that could've gone wrong, went wrong."
Mr Milne takes everything in his stride though, especially considering the recent release of the band's single 'Hypocrite' and their previous three tracks topping the Triple J Unearthed competitions through 2013 and 2014.
Their music style has been described as having a 'city meets country' vibe, with their ventures into hip-hop, country and indie rock reflecting their diversity as a band.
"Our style is very hard to define, but we owe our popularity all to the Queenslanders who've supported us since we started out as a band," he said.
"Unearthed has helped us a lot as well, but it's the Queenslanders who've helped get word about us around that have carried us through the tours."
Mr Milne and the band are looking forward to returning to Roma, where some of their career-starting songs originated from.
"I really love the atmosphere of Roma; it'll be good to see everyone on the night," he said.
"I also heard it was going to be really hot; so we've brought a portable inflatable pool to cool off on the day!"