KING, the third album from Melbourne's Mike Noga, is an immersive listening experience unlike any album released in Australia in recent time. Loosely based on Georg Büchner's great unfinished play, 'Woyzeck', KING is a dark, psychedelic, rock and roll concept album, and Noga's most ambitious project yet. Featuring Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones, Almost Famous) as "The Narrator" and produced by Something For Kate's Paul Dempsey, KING is the tale of one mans decent into madness and the bloodshed that follows.
Mike Noga is the former drummer for one of Australia's most critically acclaimed band The Drones. He's fronted numerous outfits of his own and has released two much lauded solo albums in 2012's 'The Balladeer Hunter' and 2010's 'Folk Songs'. Noga has carved a huge name for himself in the Australian music scene. From the lyrical and sonic assault of three time nominated and one time winners of the Australian Music Prize, The Drones, to the stripped back folk-rock of his previous solo efforts, Noga is one of the most in demand musicians in Australia. Critics declared his last album The Balladeer Hunter “an Australian classic” and Noga "one of Australia's most talented new singer-songwriters... a new Paul Kelly or Tim Rogers”. Noga has shared the stage with numerous high profile acts both in Australia and abroad including Band of Horses and Mark Lanegan, and has just returned from a huge tour of the UK, Europe and Australia opening for Minesotta's legendary art-rockers, 'LOW'.