King of May unleash the thoughtfully jangly ‘Oxycontin’.

A glorious wave of jangled guitars and swelling psychedelic instrumentation.

NEW MUSIC | KING OF MAY | WORDS BY BRAD SKED


Emerging from the seaside town of Margate is King of May. Their latest release is Oxycontin, pulled from the band’s debut EP I’ll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You. The newcomers have dropped a sun-drenched garage rock gem that’s reminiscent of Ty Segall’s lo-fi output, fitting next to the retro ways of Segall’s albums Goodbye Bread and Melted.

King of May had formed as a fully fledged live band – the project of vocalist and songwriter Connor Lang – but sadly the pandemic robbed them of a live performance. Certainly one for the beach days, King Of May’s Oxycontin is a glorious wave of jangled guitars that patiently erupt into flaming balls of fuzz. Find King of May on Bandcamp here.