Kingface is a new music project from the minds of Halsey, Charlie Puth and Jack Antonoff. The trio have been working together on songs for quite some time now, but their upcoming debut has reignited rumors that they may be releasing an album soon. In this article we will give you all the information about Kingface including their biography, hits list and most recent news.
King Face, a hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C., formed in 1985 and put the rock back in punk rock. The band fused the emotionalism and highly melodic punk approach of DC contemporaries Scream and Dag Nasty with Van Halen’s hard rock swagger circa David Lee Roth. The group’s excellent musicianship, coupled with vocalist Mark Sullivan’s soulful crooning and bluesy harmonica solos, made it simple to understand why King Face stood out above the rest of the D.C. punk music scene.
Sullivan’s dreadlocked and charismatic lyrics were a departure from the political message prevalent among most D.C. punk bands at the time, favoring a more lyrical and philosophical language that was in a class by itself. Patrick Bobst, the band’s guitarist, had a knack for putting down flanger-laden riffs that recalled the spirit of Van Halen in their heyday. The group’s lyrical high-energy style was centered by bassist Andrew Rapoport and drummer Larry Colbert.
In April of 1986, the band recorded their self-titled first album, which was produced by Ian Mackaye at Inner Ear studios and distributed by the band. The group’s second album, Everywhere You Look, was released in 1989 on the Dutch punk label Konkurrel. The band called it quits shortly after that. Then, in 1995, King Face produced and published a self-titled anthology with Dischord Records, which featured previously unheard and compilation songs. In the autumn of 1996, King Face reunited for a series of reunion performances in their hometown of Washington, D.C., as well as in New York City.