The K’s are back. Seemingly unstoppable, their forceful new single “Landmines” is as eruptive as its name suggests.
Relentlessly pursuing their goal, The K’s clearly know that to make it you have to get yourself noticed. They exploded onto the scene in 2017 with their charismatic single “Sarajevo” which defined their anthemic indie sound.
Recently sold out a UK national tour, when you listen to their new single “Landmines” you can see why The K’s have attracted so much attention from their live performances. Unyielding drums and racing electric guitars give this track bags of character.
As well as its protagonist instrumentals, the lyrics of “Landmines” are equally as vivid.
Lyrically documenting the story of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jamie Boyles formative years, “Landmines” details the trial and error of a young lad’s journey to adulthood. Furthermore, he emphasises this journey from a working-class perspective.
This is something rarely heard in modern mainstream indie. Boyles melodic and impassioned vocals resonate with the listener as well as his lyrics. “Landmines” is a rare indie rock track which boasts both style and substance.
The K’s have succeeded in creating a single with a catchy hook as well as a tempestuous atmosphere. Thus, ticking a big box in the successful indie rock band checklist. “Landmines” is an absolute belter of a track that truly lives up to its potential.
As their fierce discography demonstrates, The K’s headline show at Manchester Academy this Winter is not one to miss.