It’s safe to say The K’s are going places. Fast. And if you haven’t encountered The K’s impassioned bangers, then catch up. In the last 12 months alone, they’ve sold out a UK tour, and sold every ticket for their upcoming Manchester Academy show in under 24 hours. They opened the main stages at Isle of Wight and Neighbourhood Festivals, as well as gracing the main stages at Leeds, Reading & Kendal Calling, and tore the roof down at this year's Tramlines, with hundreds unable to get into the big top to see them play. They’ve supported Liam Gallagher, James and Blondie, and their 13 date sellout UK & Ireland tour in the Spring led to a Royal Albert Hall appearance with Kasabian on their day off too.
But this pulsing live reputation shouldn’t overlook the sophistication that gives The K’s their immediately identifiable blueprint. Their debut single “Sarajevo” was one of the few rock & roll songs to namecheck Austro-Hungary, whilst notching up over 4 million streams in the process, and their recent single “Hoping Maybe” became a phone-lights-on live anthem that reached number 2 on the iTunes chart, kept off the top spot only by Miley Cyrus. With successive smash singles finding fans in ever wider audiences, their streaming figures are now comfortably in the millions and counting.
Getting a taste for the big rooms while on a UK-wide run with fellow northern success stories The Reytons (who are touring their recently certified UK No.1 album), The K’s will be hoping to take a leaf out of their book as they eye-ball the release of their own highly anticipated debut album ‘I Wonder If The World Knows’ next year.