Live Review – The K’s – HMV Empire Coventry – 29-11-23

The K’s has become one of the fastest rising bands of 2023, and tonight at the HMV Empire is evident that 2024 is going to be a strong year for the “Earlestown Indie Champs” both with a UK tour and debut album release.

Opening the night were Coventry bands ‘The Mucks’ and ‘The Institutes’ and both gave a strong performance, this is the second time catching The Institutes this year and their place on bigger stages is well deserved. A set made up mainly from their debut album ‘Colosseums’ goes down well with the local crowd who gave the lads a thunderous ovation as they started and ended their set.

Following a brief break, the HMV Empire was filling up nicely, despite the gig not selling out, it must have been very close as there wasn’t much space to move around the venue as The K’s made their way onto stage.

Opening with 2022’s ‘Picture’ the boys meant business, an impressive light show is in place as the band strut around the stage, clearly enjoying the fired up Coventry crowd already singing along and up on shoulders showing the band the love they deserve!

Next up was ‘Got A Feeling’ from 2019, for me one of the best The K’s have released, and hopefully will make it onto their debut album next year.

The Coventry crowd were loud, and in moments in-between songs broke out in chorus’s of The Enemy song “We live and die in these towns”

Despite the chants from the crowd Jamie didn’t take his top off.

Ending the night with the bands debut song ‘Sarajevo’ which has amassed over 4 million streams the Coventry crowd left on a high, leaving the venue singing a mixture of The K’s and The Enemy songs!

The band are back on the road in 2024
Sat 06 Apr-24 – The Welly, Hull
Fri 12 Apr-24 – Tramshed, Cardiff
Sat 13 Apr-24 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Thu 18 Apr-24 – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Fri 19 Apr-24 – NX, Newcastle
Sat 20 Apr-24 – O2 Academy, Leeds
Fri 26 Apr-24 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Sat 27 Apr-24 – Rock City, Nottingham
Thu 02 May-24 – Electric Ballroom, London
Fri 03 May-24 – Concorde, Brighton

I can see The K’s selling out all these venues once the debut album ‘I Wonder If The World Knows’ is released on the 22nd March 2024 so don’t miss your chance to witness one of the leaders in the latest Indie revolution.

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