As they were on the brink of achieving mainstream recognition, London based music collective KINGS OF THE CITY were struck by tragedy when their lead singer and key songwriter Danny Wilder was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Determined to continue doing what came so naturally to him, despite his illness, Danny carried on writing and recording music with KINGS OF THE CITY, managing to complete an entire album’s worth of material before he became physically unable to visit the studio or even pick up a guitar.
After a year long battle, which he fought tooth and nail until the end, Danny died on the 3rd of October 2013.
In August 2014, the band launched a Kickstarter campaign to ensure that Danny’s legacy would be preserved. Their goal was to raise £10,000 to release the ‘No Snake’ album. The campaign was received well by the public, as well as being supported by the likes of Zane Lowe, Noisey and SBTV to name a few.
Their project was successfully funded on the 14th of September 2014, reaching the grand total of £14,129.
The band have also announced that they will not continue as Kings of the City, as they felt it wouldn’t be right without Danny.
‘No Snake’ the album is due for release Summer 2015.