NO MORE KINGS is pete mitchell and neil degraide. they started writing songs together in high school. they were silly sonnets about aliens abducting pete’s dog. but even then, there was the kernel of something bigger. soon, they started playing shows together as an acoustic duo. they played local coffee shops and college events. eventually they decided to expand their sound and formed no more kings. the new sound retained all of the spontaneity and energy of their live acoustic stuff, but added the full funky sound of drums and bass.
before they had a chance to record anything professionally as no more kings, pete and neil moved to los angeles, essentially putting the band on hold. but it wasn’t long until their former bass player, adam, decided to sign them to his indie label.
with the backing of a label, no more kings recorded their first studio album in 2006. their first single, sweep the leg, with its accompanying pop-culture, 80s nostalgia packed music video, cemented the duo as geek rock heroes.