New Road Kings are a three piece indie rock band from Barnsley consisting of Matt Wesley on lead guitar and vocals, Lewis Rotchell on bass and Dom Turton on drums.
Since forming in November 2013 they have established themselves supporting bands such as "Northside", receiving airplay from Dearne FM, BBC Introducing, press support from the Barnsley Chronicle and the Scunthorpe Telegraph who named them as potentially “The Next Big Thing” and working alongside former Arctic Monkeys producer Alan Smyth of 2Fly Studios quoting them as "Ones to watch".
Influenced by bands such as "Stereophonics", "The Black Keys" and "Kasabian" they have combined their own material with the occasional crowd pleasing cover making for a set everyone can enjoy. With performances at popular venues such as Sheffield’s “O2 Academy”, the release of their debut album "Ride the horizon" earlier this year and a promotional tour set for March 2017 New Road Kings are ready for big things.
New Road Kings support Dirty Sterling for a second time in their debut gig at Sheffield's Mulberry Tavern - Set to be sold out.
New Road Kings return to the Darley to play a headline set in a sold out hometown gig.
New Road Kings make their dabut at Sheffield's "Rocking Chair" with "Scruff Of The Neck" records to support Manchester's "Puppet Rebellion".
New Road Kings are set to play a sell out show at Barnsley's Opium supporting The Amazons on 20/02/2016.
New Road kings return to "The Darley" for the official launch of their debut album "Ride The Horizon".
New Road Kings are set to make their second appearance at Sheffield's "Plug" on the 29th of January 2016.
New Road Kings are set to return to Sucnthorpe since winning the Rock Open 2015 to play a sell out show at the "Cocked Hat" supporting "Dirty Sterling".
New Road Kings have been nominated for "Best Band" and "Best Video" at the 2015 Barnsley Music Awards.
New Road Kings take home the "Favourite Video" Award for their song "Waiting For The Sun" at the BMA 2015.
New Road Kings return to 2Fly Studio's to record their debut Album set for release on 30/11/2015.
New Road Kings win their second Battle of the bands in 2015 and become Scunthorpe Rock Open champions taking home £300 and a slot at the Cleethorpes Festival 2016.
New Road Kings make it to the Battle of the bands final in Scunthorpe.
New Road Kings are ready to make their debut at The Waves Club in Cleethorpes on 27th of November 2015.
New Road Kings all set to make their debut at the "Plug" in Sheffield on 22nd of October.
New Road Kings make their debut at Wakefield's Inns Of Court as part of the King Street Krawl festival.
New Road Kings play headline set at the "Darley" all day festival to an amazing reception.
"Waiting For The Sun" receives airtime on Dearne Fm, Ridings FM and Rother FM. A massive thanks to Lucy Doxey for her continued support.
New Road Kings return to Penistone's Spread Eagle for a sell out show.
New Road Kings made their second appearance at Sheffields O2 Academy to a great reception.
New Road Kings are set to release their second single "Waiting For The Sun" on ITunes with an official video on 30th of July 2015.
New Road Kings return for the second time running to headline Silkstones Rock In The Reck Festival.
New Road Kings make their debut at Birdwell Venue as headliners with support from the "Black Shoes",
New Road Kings are all set to release their second single "Waiting For The Sun" along with an official video on 20/06/2015.
New Road Kings land a headline slot at this years "Live In Barnsley" music festival on the 20th of June.
New Road Kings will be making their debut at Sheffields Green Room on the 28th of May.
New Road Kings win West Street Live's Battle of the bands earning them a day's recording at Big Dog Studio's.
New Road Kings release their debut single "Hello Is The End" on ITunes.
"Waiting For The Sun" recieves airplay debut on Christian Charlisle's BBC Introducing.
New Road Kings play O2 Academy in Sheffield for the first time to a great response.
New Road Kings's 1st single "Hello Is The End" recieves airplay on Dearne FM.
Reporter Hellen Williams names New Road Kings "The Next Big Thing?".