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Tuesday 4 November 2014

Kings and Queens

It's time for 10 minutes or so of some pretty good indie pop from 1993
Kingmaker were a three piece from Kingston on Hull who reached number 29 in the UK singles charts with Queen Jane.
I have CD 1 of a 2 CD set which includes Your Place and Electric Sue in addition to the title track
They produced 4 albums and about a dozen singles between 1991 and 1995 but never really came to anything.
Their biggest claim to fame appears to be that a pre- Pablo Honey Radiohead supported them on tour in 1992
I saw them in 1995 at King Tuts by which time Radiohead had  thankfully gone onto bigger things

Kingmaker -Queen Jane

Kingmaker -Your Place

Kingmaker -Electric Sue


  1. I was at that very same gig in '95 CC. They were never going to be massive but they had a few good tunes.

    1. A short but succinct synopsis of their career Scott!