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“The K’s are at the forefront of what feels like a return to those halcyon days of indie’s Golden Age in the mid-noughties. Go to a K’s gig and you’ll be leaving covered in sweat, no voice and a belter of a night.” – Gigwise
Earlestown-bred indie risers – THE K’S – are back in your ears with the explosive new single: “Landmines”.
Whilst currently in the midst of a frantic festival season, the band are delighted to announce a slew of new dates, which includes their biggest headline show to date at Manchester Academy this Winter. Tickets on sale from 9AM today.
With the Warrington based four-piece promising a barrel-load of new music throughout 2023, “Landmines” arrives as the latest powder-keg to be stacked in that arsenal. Exemplifying a band with their finger firmly on the trigger, from its ricocheting guitar riffs to its seismic drum fills and supersonic chorus hooks, The K’s deliver another tour-de-force of high octane indie rock thrills.
Gaze beyond the furore of the music though and you’ll find a potent, personal snapshot into Jamie Boyle’s formative years. A story that will resonate with anyone who has come of age in a working class background and found comfort in companionship (and a few cans), the frontman explains:
“Landmines is a memoir of myself growing up. It’s a story that is familiar to me, the band and thousands of other people across the UK who experienced the transition into adolescence living in a working-class town. The song sends many of us back to our late-teen days where the only recipe for a good night with friends was cheap alcohol and some sort of shelter, whether that be a tunnel or a skate park. Landmines brings back fond memories of the first real time we were free to explore the world by ourselves as, what we then thought were, ‘adults’ and the events that ensued”.
Standby for the official “Landmines” video, airing at 5pm tonight.
“Landmines” swiftly follows on from the highly successful previous singles of 2023, “Chancer” and “Hoping Maybe”, the latter of which charted at a No.1 position of the iTunes Alt Chart and No. 2 in the Official iTunes Chart upon its release earlier this year.
After a sell-out UK tour in March, support dates with the likes of Kasabian and Blondie, and a major festival appearance at this year’s Neighbourhood Festival in Warrington, the band are delighted to announce their biggest show to date; a headline appearance at Manchester Academy 1 on Friday 24 November. Tickets going on sale today @ 9AM, tickets are expected to fly – so be quick…
With a numerous festival shows and newly added headline shows across the country lining the road to Manchester, catch The K’s while you can at these dates and venues:
THE K’S – LIVE SHOWS 2023
Fri 7th July – Right to Roam Festival (Headline slot – Town Hall Square, Bolton, UK)
Sun 9th July – Cast Support (Bootle Canalside, Liverpool, UK)
Fri 14th July – The Craufurd Arms (Milton Keynes, UK)*
Sat 15th July – The Godney Gathering (Garslade Farm, Somerset, UK)
Thu 20th July – KU (Stockton, UK)*
Fri 21st July – Tramlines Festival (Sheffield, UK)
Sat 22nd July – MASH (Cambridge, UK)*
Fri 28th July – Y Not? Festival (Green Park Farm, Derbyshire, UK)
Sat 12th Aug – PJ Molloys (Dunfermline, UK)*
Fri 18th Aug – This Feeling By The Sea Festival (Bridlington Spa, Bridlington, UK)
Fri 25th Aug – The Rockin Chair (Wrexham, UK)*
Sat 26th Aug – Sin City (Swansea, Wales)*
Sun 27th Aug – Big Feastival (The Cotswolds, UK)
Fri 24th Nov – Manchester Academy – (Headline)
*On sale 9AM today*
*Tickets for Manchester Academy + all intimate club shows available here