King Youngblood

Seattle, WA

Alternative Press calls King Youngblood “Seattle’s Alt Rock Princes” - they sure got that right. Twenty-two-year-old founder and front man Cameron Lavi-Jones, along with bassist Hamoon Milaninia, drummer Alix Daniel, and cellist Chet Peterson have a singular mission: grab heavy guitar/drums rock by the collar and drag it into the willing arms of the fresh new generation of fans current fueling the world-wide resurgence of rock music. King Youngblood crafts beautifully crisp, deeply soulful, and elegantly strong songs. 2021 was a big year for King Youngblood despite the setbacks due to the pandemic. Following the high six-figure streaming success of singles “Yakubian Antics” and “Too Late Too Soon”, the band was asked to perform at the pre- game Seattle Seahawks show at Lumen Field on October 7th. “Performing for 68,000 fans is no joke. Playing for our favorite football team and the 12th Man fans felt amazing,” says Lavi-Jones. Already championed by the likes of multiplatinum producer Phillip Peterson (A$AP Rocky, Portugal the Man, Pink), and London Bridge studio owner and producer Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, My Chemical Romance, Macklemore, Death Cab for Cutie) King Youngblood has been leading the rising Pacific Northwest pack long before pop’s biggest names started embracing cathartic rock music. The band’s unstoppable live shows have earned them opening slots for the likes of Pearl Jam, Naked Giants, and Ayron Jones. Lead single from the forthcoming LP BIG THANK, “Home Is Only A House”, is “a hard-hitting musical cavalcade about real-time processing the self-truth that you should never have to convince someone to be in their life” according to Lavi-Jones. First Single off of Big Thank – actually came out during Covid with “Yakubian Antics” which scored best song and video of 2020 by Afropunk magazine. Beyond social justice activism, King Youngblood is openly and deeply involved with youth mental health issues having formed their own non-profit Hold Your Crown, in partnership with the King County Washington Mental Health Court and Pacific Northwest’s SMASH, working to break the stigma around youth mental illness. This is from the same band, who in the fall of November 2018 and again in 2020, received grants from the League of Women Voters to perform at over 80 high schools, registering over 3,200 new voters in 2018 and reaching over 100,000 young voters via online shows and promotions in 2020. Through the music of King Youngblood, Lavi-Jones and his compatriots have boldly declared that unironic, melodic rock’n’roll continues to stand tall as a vibrant medium of cathartic self-expression.
King Youngblood