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New Single 'Valley One' cements the quartet as indie rock's next big band
Earlestown outfit, The K's, are on the brink of breaking national airwaves. Growing up halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, The K's harvest the musical background of their neighbouring cities to deliver noise coherent with a North Western attitude.
You're likely to have heard the bands single 'Sarajevo', a Spotify 'Indie List' hit and a track that's now garnered over 1,000,000 listens on the platform. Since it's release in 2017, The K's, headed by frontman Jamie Boyle (vocals/rhythm guitarist), have been on a journey they could have only dreamed of after forming the very same year.
Through a combination of smashing festival season, appearances at Warrington's Neighbourhood Weekender, Y Not Festival, and Kendal Calling, and gigging at small venues across the country, The K's have gathered a loyal fan base who are ready to carry them into the limelight. They've received support of local radio stations who thrust their 2019 track 'Aurora' into listeners ears.
2020 started with a bang for Boyle and the boys, playing their biggest headline show ever at Manchester Ritz back in January. This was in the middle of a minor UK tour which saw them play shows in Liverpool, London, and Bristol- further exposing the nation to their emphatically enthusiastic live performances.
Latest track 'Valley One', released mid-May 2020, takes a huge step back from the aggression of songs like 'Got a Feeling' and 'Glass Towns' to produce a more intimate, emotional vibe. A previous trademark of the quartet involved Boyle making himself heard of the thrashing noise of lead guitarist Ryan Breslin, yet 'Valley One' shows the extensive talent of Boyle's vocal range.
A collaboration of gentle piano and subtle acoustic guitar allows Boyle to take centre stage. Avoiding their former distinctive heaviness, The K's still create catchy hooks through emotive lyricism and the sheer power of Boyle's voice.
Make no mistake, whilst Valley One steers The K's away from what we knew, they are only moving in one direction- up. Their latest track demonstrates adaptability and growth, with their upward trajectory showing no signs of stopping.
Not only has Valley One earnt more support from local stations, international media has got a hold of the lads. The single got it's first ever spin on Los Angeles station Independent FM.
Despite the COVID-19 interruption, 2020 will still be a massive year for The K's, it's time to get on the bandwagon before it's too late. They're due to play their biggest headline show yet, something that seems to keep on happening, in October at Manchester Academy- tickets are still on sale but if 'Valley One' is anything to go by, they won't be for long.