Since 2011 Bridget and her band the Viking Kings have brought their potent blend of folk-rock and country to music venues through Manhattan and Brooklyn. Featuring Sam Petitti on guitar, Dag Markhus on drums, and Dan Stein on bass, the Viking Kings supply each song with its own unique cinematic atmosphere. In 2012 they released their debut EP Trouble Comes in Threes, which has had two of its songs featured in the 2015 funereal dramedy See You in Valhalla (starring Sarah Hyland of Modern Family fame). A second EP, “January”, followed in 2014 and earned them performances at CMJ and the Northside Festival, and a #3 spot in the Rootsy category on the 2014 Deli Magazine's Best of NYC Emerging Artist Poll. Their first full-length album, I Wasn’t Planning on the End, was recorded at Guilford Sound in Brattleboro, Vermont, mixed by Danny Wolf, produced by Russ Flynn, and mastered by Joe Lambert Mastering. It was released in September of 2015.
Of their debut single from the album “Transient”, the Deli Magazine says:
“With Davis’s gentle voice gliding over drum clasps and guitar curls that recall the waltzing tracks off The National’s self-titled debut, the song unapologetically yet sensitively tells of the hurt we must do to one person in order to commit to another. Davis is a sharp songwriter, though, and the song never sinks into melodrama. In fact, the listener comes away almost broken by the track’s blunt honesty but in a beautiful, ultimately redemptive way.” (Zach Weg)