VIDEO: Max Raptor ‘The King Is Dead’












Midland’s four-piece Max Raptor, whose trademark fusion of great
british punk attitude, ballsy riffs and a forthright narrative, fuels
The King Is Dead’, their first single proper  since releasing their
debut mini-album ‘Portraits’ to unanimous acclaim.

Max Raptor, now well and trully spearheading a hungry horde of new
wave British alt-rock bands, have had an immense year. From recording
their astoundingly mature debut 8-track ‘Portraits’ with Dan Weller
(of Sikth) this winter, through to the gushing praise it received from
local rags right up to the world’s biggest alternative magazines upon
release in the Spring.

Following effusive support from BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, XFM Rock Show
and Kerrang! Radio, around the release of ‘Portraits’, Max Raptor now
support their Autumn gigs (to be announced) with ‘The King Is Dead’ –
the perfect razor-sharp calling card from a mini-album boiling over
with, what can only be described as relevant but multifaceted,

Front-man Wil Ray explains; “Like every song from Portraits, TKID is a
micro-sketch of society. The character’s shattered expectations take
hold of him and his unrest becomes his madness. The definitive
demenour shows, that despite our obvious imperfections, we so eagerly
deem our opinions to be perfect. The narrative cuts up and down with a
schizophrenic haste, which is meant to show that things just aren’t
EVER that simple. This summer’s riots in the UK for example. Opinions
differ and sometimes conflict. There is never an easy answer, but it
seems it is sometimes the characters who are most confused, priveleged
OR underpriveleged, that carry the most conviction.”

The Raptor boys were also humbled by their June invitation to support
The Darkness at three intimate Download Festival warm-up shows, not to
mention a hectic summer on the UK festival curcuit, which included
Hevy with Dillinger Escape Plan, Y Not with Maximo Park, Play Fest
with Frank Turner, Leopallooza with The Datsuns and Boardmasters with
The King Blues and Skindred.

The new single ‘The King Is Dead’ is available to download from 17th
October 2011.

‘Portraits’ is out now on Naim Edge Records. UK Live Dates to be announced.

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