Starting the new year as they mean to go on, Irish pop-punk newcomers Crown The King releases an effervescent new track Fence, featuring guest vocals from Lizzy Farrall, alongside a music video.

Photo by Ray Keogh

Crown The King came into existence when professional wrestling ring announcer Daniel “Butch” Gannon and guitarist Sean Hodson discovered a shared love of pop-punk and began work on writing material. Hodson soon drafted in his long time collaborator, guitarist Alan Shiels, and the band’s lineup was completed in 2019 by bassist Eanna Brown and drummer Jamie Doran.

After spending time refining their sound, the group entered the studio in January 2020 to begin recording with producer Stephen Youster. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to recording sessions and performances that the band had scheduled. Tired of waiting for “the right time”, Crown The King began independently releasing their music online in summer. Their debut single Gone Too Fast and follow up Honey, soon captured the attention of pop-punk fans in Ireland and made the group one to watch.

The new track Fence is about a missed opportunity with someone – the story of developing feelings when another person suddenly came into the picture. Combination of its catchiness with Lizzy Farrall on guest vocals, makes the song one of the favourites, even for the band itself.