Kingdom Collapse - They Just Might Be Unbreakable
|By Dave Schwartz
Just one of the many consistencies of
starting a band is that crawl from the primordial ooze of
obscurity to, at least a vague level of notoriety. Many
take it to the stage, some build a following, relatively few get
signed and only the rarest are labeled a success. But what
if this well-worn path to stardom was changing?
The world responded when Kingdom
Collapse, an obscure band from San Antonio, TX released their
first single, “Suffer.” 7 million YouTube views and 1.1 million
Spotify streams were amassed organically. No record label,
no machine, no kidding. Then the group’s 2020 hit radio
single, “Uprise,” broke into the Billboard Mainstream Rock Top
40 as well as the Mediabase Active Rock charts for 9 weeks
straight. “Uprise” went on to become Sirius XM Octane’s #1 Most
Played song for two consecutive weeks and has since accumulated
over 2 million Spotify streams. The band’s 2021 follow-up
radio single, “Unbreakable,” is next. September 24th saw
“Unbreakable” at #2 in the SiriusXM Octane BIG UNS Countdown.
The machine is being built but there’s
no album and still no label. It’s time to ask, what in the hell is
going on!?!? I spoke with vocalist Jonathan Norris.
Check out the interview!