A true Coachella Valley native, Matt King has spent much of his very young life soaking up the desert music scene. At the age of twenty, this CVHS graduate has already been involved with multiple, respected projects and built a reputation for not only being a solid musician, but a generally standup dude. I have had the pleasure of witnessing a tiny bit of the metamorphosis of Matt’s talents, as he has built himself into a staple of the local music scene. In addition to his musical accomplishments, he has also made contributions as a writer for the local publication, CV Independent. With so many creative accomplishments within his 2 years of legal adulthood, it’s only natural that he would decide to make the bold move of branching out into the role of front-man of his very own, solo project. Matt and the Kings, has released an EP entitled, Animal Kingdom, which has been two years in the making through a lot of ups and downs.