Introducing To Kill A King to the A&R Report. The band was formed in 2009 by frontman Ralph Pelleymounter with Ian Dudfield and Josh Platman during their studies at University of Leeds. The band was then called Kid iD, in late 2009 they renamed themselves, “To Kill A King”, as Jonathan Willoughby and Ben Jackson had also joined the band. The band has been compared to bands such as The National, Grizzly Bear, Mumford & Sons and Frightened Rabbit. Their first single “Fictional State” was released on 29 May 2011.
The band has been the support act for recent Dog Is Dead and Bastille tour dates. The band signed with Xtra Mile Recordings in August 2013 in order to re-release their debut album Cannibals With Cutlery as a ‘deluxe-version’ on 7 October. The ‘deluxe version’ will have four additional tracks, compared to the regular release.