Music Feature: We are Kings & Queens

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  • December 15, 2014

We are Kings & Queens, comprised of Jonathan Mahan (Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Benjamin Hancock (Lead Guitar), Vincenzo Marranca (Bass Guitar), and Andrew ‘Smitty’ Smith (Drums), is an alternative rock band based in Los Angeles, CA. Their sound has distinct European influences (Catherine Wheel, Spiritualized, Radiohead) but has developed its own vast, cinematic rock sound – often characterized by songs that begin with raw, heartfelt vocals and ambient sonicscapes that build slowly to resonant melodies and arena rock finales.
We are Kings & Queens grabbed my attention via their Instagram account. Upon checking out their music, their single “Decide” immediately sank in with beautiful melodic progressions and ambient vocals. Please be sure to check out more on We are Kings & Queens on their website,

Below is the official video for “Decide”.