Whilst currently in the midst of a frantic festival season, Earlestown-bred indie risers – THE K’S have released a new single, Landmines and are to play Swansea’s Sin City this weekend.
The new single is a high-octane indie-rocker and a personal snapshot into K’s frontman’ Jamie Boyle’s formative years as he 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.”
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.
- Welsh fans can catch The K’s at Swansea’s Sin City on August 26.