Category Archives: Alvarez Kings

ONI04 | Patience Is Strength EP Pre-Order

The 11th of April will see Alvarez Kings release their new EP ‘Patience Is Strength’ through Of National Importance Records ahead of a European tour that will take in dates across Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Containing five-tracks recorded with long time collaborator Dave Sanderson (65 Days Of Static, The Exhibition, Reverend & The Makers), limited CD copies are available to pre-order now from the Of National Importance shop, whilst worldwide digital formats will be available on release day. The above artwork is the work of Dave Mullen Jnr. Preview the tracks below:

“Alvarez Kings could raise the dead with their beguiling brand of indie-pop perfection pulsating through the ether. So infectious, it’ll have you foaming at the mouth for more.”
Sandman Magazine

“Bucket-loads of attitude with cut-throat guitar riffs and a gritty charm”

“One thing’s for sure, Alvarez Kings are Yorkshire’s next big thing. And if you aren’t already listening to them, then I strongly recommend you do”
Re:Play Magazine


In other news; our friend, collaborator and longtime cohort Kojiki Design has a smashing new website over at and we’ll also be announcing ONI05 and a band new to the label in a matter of days…


Patience Is Strength is released in conjunction with Popup Records and Black Nutria.

ONI01 | March Update

Of National Importance Records’ first release and Alvarez Kings’ debut single The Sequel is released today! Backed by Funeral Reunion the single is available worldwide from most major download stores, whilst CD copies are available to purchase from our online shop. UK fans can purchase from Itunes or the cheapest point of sale at Tesco Digital. Physical copies are strictly limited after Saturday’s launch night at The Plug.

Alvarez Kings Myspace

Dave Mullen Jnr. Website (Artwork)

Other recent happenings to gaze upon…

Still Scared Of Spiders blog on the painstaking, yet wonderfully fulfilling, process of silk-screen printing the Alvarez Kings CD sleeves.

The Lovely Joshua Porter’s blog on a recent photo Shoot with The Exhibition undertaken in Barnsley.

Our good friend Ross’s new club night Happy Factory, which is something you should definitely be venturing to should you be privileged enough to have an S7 postcode.

The Exhibition have also finished recording their debut single to be released 07.06.2010, two other tracks from the same session will be available to download very soon. Sorry for the delay.

Alvarez Kings Single: Pre-Order

Alvarez Kings‘ debut single The Sequel is now available for pre-order from Head over to the shop section to order the two-track CD featuring B-Side Funeral Reunion for £2.00 + P&P. The release is limited to 100 physical copies in hand silk-screen printed sleeves and will only be available at this price for a short time. Pre-orders will receive their copy before the 29.03.2010 release date when digital download links will also be available for all the major stores. Samples of the tracks are available on the music page along with some other free downloads.

BBC 6Music Lives!

Tom Robinson played The Exhibition’s The Boy and The Tearaway very early this morning on his brilliant Fresh On The Net show for BBC 6Music. You can listen again –  so long as you do so in the next 7 days – via the link below. The track comes in around 1:14 into the show just after some words from Sir Jarvis Cocker. Tom also says a few words after clearly being over-excited by the drums fills in the dieing seconds.

Listen again with iplayer

There will also be two brand new The Exhibition tracks up for free download by this time next week and hopefully some pre-order links for Alvarez Kings’ debut single The Sequel.

The track is also one of only ten chosen for the podcast of the show available here, which has less words and, unlike the iPlayer link, will be available till the very death of time.

First Releases Announced

Sheffield’s Alvarez Kings will release their debut double A-side single through Of National Importance Records on 29.03.2010. Live favourite The Sequel will be backed by Funeral Reunion and will be available on very Ltd CDR and digital Download.

Meanwhile Barnsley based The Exhibition will release a 7″ single containing two freshly recorded tracks on 07.06.2010 to follow up the critical success of their latest demo EP. Check the Artists section for profiles on both bands.