PMKS formed in October 2015 when Bob Black (Bass + Vocals) and Spike Summers (Guitar + Vocals) found themselves in the unlikely setting of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where live music is banned and quite literally is seen as emanating from the devil.
Of necessity the band operates as an underground entity. The pressures of living on the frontline of religious authoritarianism are reflected in band’s song writing. Titles such Subjugate The Girls, Men Should Cover Their Faces and Remembering Paris provide a safety valve for pent up frustrations and anger.
The band got their first bit of press in early December when Spike Summers did an interview with Exposed Vocals and followed this up by releasing the first ever Christmas song to be recorded in the Kingdom. The video features a middle eight section championing same sex marriage.
The end of the month saw the band get it’s first published music review, whilst appearing on KISS FM in America for the first time with the song Higher Than Keith Richards. They rounded of the year with their one and only live performance to date on New Year’s Eve 2015.
They kicked down the doors to 2016 with the release of Electric Dreams on SoundCloud which received rave reviews and saw the band being favourably compared to the “late-great David Bowie” as well as further American air play.
March saw the aforementioned song win a best song award and the release of their debut single – Melody Switch, which is currently gaining heavy radio rotation on both sides of the pond (Britain and America) and going down rather well by all accounts.