THE K’S are undoubtedly a band that know how to bring it in abundance, and we’re talking about the good times and the music! They do it in equal measure with some pretty epic results. This is a band who are simply put, a bunch of four best mates, who are loving life, loving performing and loving making music together and it shows! Their high octane live performances are mesmerising with many a life-long fan having been gained at each gig they play. In summary you can’t help but love
They are everything that is good about rock n roll, livening up the more ordinary, humdrum beige bands that we are often subjected to in the mainstream today.
The band were initially formed in Earlestown in 2017 and consist of Jamie Boyle on Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Ryan Breslin on Lead Guitar, Dexter Baker on Bass and Jordan Holden on Drums.
The story goes that after watching a video of The Jam performing ‘In the City’ live at The Circus, Jamie and Dexter knew in an epiphany moment
what they were destined for and decided to pick up their own guitars and see what sort of music they could make for themselves.
Fast forward and the band released their first single “Saravejo” in 2017 which has attained over 3 million streams on Spotify alone. Over the next couple of years, the singles “Got A Feeling” and “Glass Towns” were released and October 2019 saw the release of “Aurora” followed by the
2020 lockdown release of “Valley One” as well as the release of fan favourite “TV”.
Following the easing of lockdown the band have been busy touring up and down the country with a long stream of their own headline shows
with This Feeling as well as some pretty high profile support slots with the likes of indie royalty JAMES and Australian rockers DMA’S.
After a whirlwind summer of touring, we’re thrilled that THE K’S are now back with their latest single “Picture”.
One listen to “Picture” and you can’t help but be drawn into their world. The track opens up with a second or two of gentle guitar intro that gives
no warning of the carnage that’s about to be unleashed; the vocals and the drums soon put paid to that! front man Jamie pours his personality into the track. It’s intelligent, and profound songwriting, shot all the way
through with a huge sense of everything The K’s – every track released by this band is unmistakably The K’s!
It has the spirit and energy of raw punk, coupled with the rhythm and soul of the indie greats. You’re in a hedonistic fusion of musical delight, when just like that, it’s over leaving you begging for more!
The band’s comomorady and friendship shines throughout in their music. They bring an instant joy to everyone who hears them. They really
are true saviours of rock n roll and everything that is good in music today! The dynamics of this band put us in mind of The Libertines with the on stage relationship between Jamie and Ryan. Two front man bouncing of each other’s energy. Then there’s Jordan’s sensational drum skills all held together by the steadfast staple that is Dexter on bass. Everyone has a role to play and they each give it their all, complimenting each other perfectly – and the result is pure dynamite!
Front man Jamie, has said of the story behind the track:
“Picture encapsulates an all too familiar situation for many people – a drunken night ending in disaster – you accidentally let your ex know
you’re thinking about them when you send them a text and then you desperately try to stop it, but it’s already been sent……we’ve all been
‘Picture’ was Recorded, Mixed and Produced at The Lounge In Wigan by Gareth Nuttall (who previously worked on Saravejo)
LISTEN TO ‘PICTURE’ HERE
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
● Thurs 16/12/21 – Pyramid and Parr Hall Warrington
● Thurs 27/01/22 – The Joiners Southampton (Independent) ● Fri 28/01/22 – Strings Bar and Venue Newport Isle of Wight ()
● Sat 29/01/22 – Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate () ● Mon 31/01/22 – The Fulford Arms York ()
● Thurs 03/02/22 – Social Hull (*)● Fri 04/02/22 – KU Stockton Stockton on Tees () ● Sun 06/02/22 – Bootleg Social Blackpool ()
● Fri 01/07 – Sun 03/07/22 – Lollapalooza Stockholm Sweden
● Thurs 28/07 – Sun 31/07/2022 – Kendal Calling Festival
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Words by SALLY NEWMAN
*originally drafted for The Songbird PR