Department S welcome one of the HOTTEST bands in the UK The K’s to Bristol on Tuesday 1st February 2022 as part of Independent Venue Week.
Current single ‘PICTURE’ is a future CLASSIC and the band really know how to EXCITE an audience.
The K’s: Jamie Boyle (Vocals/Guitar), Ryan Breslin (Lead Guitar), Dexter Baker
(Bass) and Jordan Holden (Drums).
The K’s formed in Earlestown (a suburb directly in between Manchester and Liverpool) in late 2017 by four school friends who have now become impossible to ignore.
With just six singles released, their streaming numbers are comfortably in the millions, with 37,310 monthly Spotify listeners and self released debut single ‘Sarajevo’ notching 2.2 million streams.
The K’s are being played on national radio including Radio X and have now been play-listed on XS Manchester prime time. They have also recently been featured on several American radio stations in LA and Laguna Beach, California including The Rodney Bingenheimer Show, SiriusXM.
In the last two years, The K’s have sold out every headline show they have played, including venues such as the O2 Ritz Manchester (1,500 capacity) and was set to headline Manchester Academy (2,600 capacity) in October 2020 as part of their UK tour before COVID meant postponing.
They’ve caused festival tents to be closed due to over capacity crowds, such as Kendal Calling 2019, with hundreds locked out trying to join the 2,000+ fans within.
2019 also saw The K’s make their TV debut, performing live on Sky Sports Soccer AM and making it onto the film set, starring as the band in the new film ‘To Be Someone’, which is set to be released later this year.
The start of 2020 saw The K’s embark on their UK tour and they sold out every
single date months in advance before going into the national lockdown. Keen to not rest on their laurels, the band quickly released ‘Valley One’, an acoustic Ballad recorded at home in isolation, before releasing the latest single ‘TV’ in October 2020, both sharing hundreds of thousands of streams, with the limited edition 7” vinyl selling out within 48 hour.
The band also featured on the 2020 Recording Academy GRAMMYs and have hosted two live streamed shows since the start of last summers lockdown, which sold in excess of 3,000 tickets.
The online attention drawn from these shows and the weekly hosted “Friday Night with The K’s” Facebook live streams has also lead to the band receiving brand deals from various companies, notably Gibson Guitars, Scotts Menswear and Lyle and Scott, all of which are still on going.
The K’s 2021 full UK tour has just gone on sale during lockdown and has already sold over three quarters of all available tickets, which is scheduled for later this year along with major festival bookings including main stage slots at some of the UK’s biggest festivals.