King Colossus

KING COLOSSUS is the solo music/spoken word/video project of Seamus Kirkpatrick, a Brisbane-based writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Cinematic songs, accompanied poems and montage films of love and loss, mixing electronica, folk and noisy soul.


“Gorgeous vocals float over a drifting sea of melancholic melody...hits you in the chest and the weight of it leaves you anchored to the feeling, long after departure.” - The Music.


 -- Get to know our sub musos --


First time you ever listened to 4ZZZ?

Probably when I first arrived in Brisbane in 1993.

First time you were ever played on 4ZZZ?

I think that would have been Barnsie from the band I was in called Taxi - 97 maybe? Aaaaahhhhh Barnsie, fuck me that was fun.

First gig you ever played?

High school - Comfortably Numb type business (unless you count in the school concert band when I was 6 but I’m sure that’s not what you mean)

Funniest on-stage f##k up?

Hm… I’ve swallowed hair a lot. Mine. My hair.

If you could play with one band/muso (dead or alive) in the 4ZZZ carpark who +why?

Frank Zappa or Kendrick Lamar OR BLOWHARD. Because Frank Zappa, Kendrick Lamar and Blowhard?

What is the kewlest/ most definitive feature of  your group/ musical project?

I sound like NO ONE else - fuck you all - you can listen and or dance but - that’s gotta be a good combination.

If you were to turn out your pockets at the end of a tour, what is the most common thing you would find?

Endless fucking snotty handkerchiefs. Endless. Disgusting.

If you/your band/your music took the form of an emoji, which one would it be?

I think it would have to be made cause I can’t see one just yet. Having said that that puffer fish is pretty hip.