Little Indie Blogs :: Live Review :: The K’s :: Jimmy’s, Manchester - Jul 29 2017
July 29 2017
Words/Pictures: Danny Shackleton
Descending on Manchester with a legion of fans from their home town of Newton, The K’s put on a stonking set of future classics for the adoring, sold out gig presented by Little Rascal at Jimmy’s. With their brilliant new single ‘Sarajevo’ released the previous day, this gig was a highly anticipated affair, especially with the buzz these fourlads have managed to create recently.
They kick off the set in style with ‘Framed In Gold', before going straight into the excellent ‘Jekyll’ with the crowd belting their hearts out to this setlist staple and old classic of theirs. In between songs, the crowd have already come up with a personalised chant for the band ("The K’s, The K’s, The K’s are on fire!") which they truly were tonight.
‘Hoping Maybe’ saw lead singer Jamie Boyle’s acoustic guitar brought out which yet again had fans in full voice as well as people on shoulders and even swinging from the pipes that adorned the ceiling. A wonderful cover of The Jam classic ‘Town Called Malice’ had everyone bouncing -which in the basement of Jimmy’s was quite the spectacle. Even though it had only been live for a day, new single ‘Sarajevo’ had the crowd going mental for it with bodies everywhere singing their hearts out.
The songwriting capabilities of this band were clearly on show tonight, coupled with Jamie’s amazing voice and emotional, true-to-life lyrics led to a truly mesmerizing performance and many people stood watching in awe. Final song of the night ‘Dacton and Wandarella’ has all the hallmarks of being a massive song with stadium potential. You can easily imagine thousands of people singing it back to them and was a perfect end to this amazing gig, definitely one of my favourite this year.
At the end of their set, I really got the feeling that this was going to be one of those ‘I was there’ gigs to remember. The atmosphere they created was like that of a festival during a triumphant headline show, and clearly the band were as taken aback by the reaction they received as if it were. With the songs present in this set and a superb live show, the sky is the limit for these guys – expect them to explode in the next few years.