To Kill A King and London Shopping
On 10th August, the band ‘To Kill A King’ held a gig in collaboration with Clash magazine at Metropolis Studios in London. Tickets were free so I thought “Why not”?
The gig was in the evening so I met my friend for lunch first and she showed me Old Spitalfields Market. It was so cute and quaint, with loads of stalls selling unique goods, as well as stores like Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone.
We went to the Deciem store. I already have The Ordinary Serum foundation and really love it, so I thought I would try the Coverage foundation in the shade 3.0 R (for red undertones). So far, I’ve only worn it once and really love this one too! I’ve already received compliments when wearing it, which is always nice.
I had some time before the gig and didn’t really know what to do with myself so I went to get my hair blow dried. It was a nice treat to myself.
I then popped into Urban Decay and finally got my hands on their Vice liquid lipstick in ‘1993’. I had been asking around after this shade for months and it was always out of stock, so I was very happy that they had it in store. So far, I am totally in love with the nude brown colour and the wear of this lipstick.
Before long it was time to head to Stamford Brook Station in Chiswick to see ‘To Kill A King’. Metropolis Studios was really cool. It was a little hard to find so I had to ask someone for directions. I later realised the person I had been talking to was a member of the band. I hadn’t recognised him and felt like such a doofus haha. Later, I actually bumped into the lead singer, Ralph, and said hello.
Our names were on a ‘guestlist’ and then we waited in the bar whilst the opening act ‘Misfires’ (from Swindon) prepared their set.
The gig was really intimate and I was really close to the stage at one point, which was exciting. There can’t have been more than 100 people there. Probably the smallest gig I’ve ever been to.
Misfires were excellent! I hadn’t heard their music before but, from what I did hear, they’re set for big things! Their songs were rocky, catchy and loads of fun. The perfect opener.
Then came ‘To Kill A King’. Now, I had heard some of their songs before, but not all of them and I’d never seen them live before. I had seen some of their Facebook Live performances though, so it was a little surreal seeing them in person but, boy, am I glad I did!
They were amazing! They played ‘Choices’ first, which is actually one of my favourite songs.
The sound quality was brilliant too. I think it was the best I’d ever heard at a gig.
One thing I really liked about the gig was that all the members seemed to be enjoying themselves. Ralph was smiling and joking and it was so nice to see.
Once it was over, I was absolutely shattered after a long day in London. I had to travel another 3 hours by coach to get home but it was definitely worth it.
Have you listened to ‘To Kill A King’?
Do you like them?
Thank you for reading!