The Struggling Kings finding it pretty easy to deal with increased profile

Local band The Struggling Kings are set to play at Nannup Festival.
Local band The Struggling Kings are set to play at Nannup Festival.

THEY might have called their band The Struggling Kings, but Wilson brothers Luke, Daniel and Mark Riches aren’t having too hard a time in the Perth music scene.

Together with Armadale’s Kim Batty, Como’s Matt Sofoulis and Fremantle’s James Winwood, The Struggling Kings have not only started 2018 with the release of their new part rock, part acoustic, part alternative single Oceans – but will also perform a couple of sets at this weekend’s Nannup Music Festival.

Luke Riches said the feel-good Oceans was about their beloved One Arm Point in the Kimberley, where the brothers grew up.

“The laid back style of our music comes from our laid back upbringing at One Arm Point,” Luke said.

“We didn’t need parents watching us, we were barefoot kids – our clock was the tide and the sun and nature.

“Our very first concert was local Broome band the Pigram Brothers who came and played at One Arm Point; we idolised those guys.

“This will be the first time we play at Nannup Festival and we are looking forward to playing more festivals and local music venues in the future.”

Visit www.thestrugglingkings.com.au for information.