William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror's new album, Bleeding on the Soundtrack, was produced by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, White Denim, Laura Marling) at Peter Gabriel’s iconic Real World Studios, and follows on from their acclaimed 2017 debut, Proud Disturber of the Peace.

Featuring songwriter/guitarist Ruarri Joseph, bassist Naomi Holmes and drummer Harry Harding, the indie-rock three piece channel classic blues and roots rock through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads. Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPR’s Ann Powers, they signed to Loose, joining a roster that includes Courtney Marie Andrews, Israel Nash, The Handsome Family and Treetop Flyers. Praise for their exuberant live performances has drawn wildly enthusiastic comparisons to the likes of Kings of Leon, Nirvana, Buffalo Tom and The Marshall Tucker Band.



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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Americana
From: Newquay, UK-ENGLAND