Mike Dunn & The Kings of New England

If you’re a fan of The Damnwells, chances are you’ll like the new album from Mike Dunn and The Kings of New England (Sundowner).

With a comfortable rasp in Dunn’s vocals (a la Alex Dezen of The Damnwells) and an anthemic quality to their rock, Mike Dunn & The Kings of New England have offered up an album that’s strong from start to finish, an uncommon feat these days. Hailing from Florida, their sound is influenced by a more traditional rock sound, along the line of Springsteen and fellow Sunshine Staters Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

MD&TKONE first came upon my ears a few years ago when I heard their track “Paper Candy” from their Edge of America EP. I loved the sound of it, and it made me want to keep an eye on the band and see what they’d do next.

Dunn wrote on their Facebook page,“I want to make windows-down music,” which perfectly describes what they’ve done. And I want to listen to it. Mike Dunn is on a solo tour, sans royalty, and you can catch him at IOTA tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15th.

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