Nathaniel King


Hey, I'm Fan. I started playing alongside some friends back in Year 10 (2010), I studied a level 2 BTEC in Music and went on to study a level 3 Music Performance course at Wilberforce College. I've been writing and playing for a long time, drawing inspiration and style from various artists and forming my own unique sound, which can be heard on my first demo for an original 'Wash Your Sins Away' on SoundCloud. Don't judge the quality too much, my knowledge and experience with recording is basically non-existent as of writing this and my setup is less than ideal. get in touch. ps. I'm not actively seeking a band, I've had a pretty uneventful experience trying to form bands etc so I'd rather focus on my own stuff but I'm open to ideas, trying something new and seeing where it leads.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music's everything to me. I pour my soul into what I write and take great pride in it.

What is your music dream?

My dream is to be a touring musician in a well established, signed rock/metal band but I'd happily settle for work as an audio engineer, possibly with my own studio if I get that whole thing down.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

[insert inspirational quote.]

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Probably The Offspring - All I Want. I grew up in a household where rock/metal didn't really exist but my uncle and his family were all about rock/metal, I remember I was probably about 7 when I really experienced it on a car radio and it changed my life, suddenly I liked music.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Trivium, In Flames, Bullet For My Valentine, Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Dethklok, Children of Bodom, Metallica, Sum 41, Dead By April, The Agonist... The list is endless.

What inspires you to make music?

The high I get when I can create something I'm actually proud of.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I like to write in metaphors, it feels more... Poetic, but the themes I write about are generally/often aggressive but usually focus on concepts like picking oneself up after some kind of trauma or betrayal, kind of a 'keep fighting' vibe, even if one must do it alone. A lyric I'm particularly proud of is: "Now those days are gone and we're left with just the memories of when we felt like gods, now it's all just a dream."

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Musicians seem to network a lot better lately, they're all starting to stream on Twitch or collab with YouTube musicians or whatever, it's nice to see their humanity but I'm clueless in regards to the industry.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far so good, simple to use but no different from BandMix or whatever, guess the difference I'm waiting for is for something to come out of it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

It doesn't so much frustrate me anymore as I've been doing it alone for a long time but finding dedicated bandmates used to be a major issue. My highschool band used to meet up weekly and it was fine but we'd only cover other artists songs and never get to the point where we were gigging. I left cause I was the only one who wanted to write, wanted to actually do something.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not really, I'm kind of an introvert and I'm not even aware of any local music that I'm into. Everyone in the rock/metal scene just seems to wanna write djent with their 9 string guitars, that's not really my style at all.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Probably not be an introvert... Networking is key in spreading awareness for anything, music is no different.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

The Defiled, Avatar (rising to prominence), Jinjer.