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King Adora

English rock group "King Adora" formed in Birmingham in 1998, reputedly taking their name from an oversized adult toy they'd seen in a sex shop. With strong punk and glam rock influences, similar to American power pop, they often drew comparisons to Suede, Pixies, and the early Manic Street Preachers. They had a successful touring career and picked up a devoted fanbase (who were often also Rachel Stamp, Placebo and Manic Street Preachers fans), although they never made a real impression on the mainstream. They were heavily publicised by ''Melody Maker'' magazine, before the publishers decided to end the publication, and "merge" it with ''NME'', and initially got some exposure in UK ''Kerrang!'', leading to modest success. However, when ''Melody Maker'' folded in 2000, the band's profile, and record sales, faded with it, and they were dropped by Superior Quality Recordings, who had released their debut album, "Vibrate You". However, thanks to the loyalty of their fanbase, King Adora did manage to continue touring, and released "Who Do You Love?" on Discovery in 2004. Sadly, the buzz that had surrounded the band back in 2000 never really returned, and they called it a day in Septemb...
years active 2000–2005
status Split
country England
music genre Rock (music)
current members Maxi Brown (Matt Browne), singing
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