THE K’S have revealed the new single Black And Blue, ahead of their highly anticipated debut album I Wonder If The World Knows, out 5th April via LAB Records.

The news arrives as the Earlestown band also confirm a stretch of intimate in-store shows at independent record shops across the nation in the run up to the album’s release.

Black And Blue chronicles the story with its direct lyrics and upbeat melody and was written by Boyle with Ryan Breslin adding his signature lead guitar prowess throughout. Speaking of the track, singer Jamie Boyle explains: “Black And Blue tells a story that is all too familiar for people growing up in working class towns. What feels like an innocent attempt of trying your luck with a girl, quickly spirals into one of the local hard men listing pages and pages of ways he’s going to mutilate you. Despite this, many will still try their luck as a black eye or two feels like a small price to pay.”

The Earlestown based four-piece are gearing up for an exciting year ahead. Celebrating the upcoming album, the band have announced a run of intimate, acoustic shows and signings in March. They will then head out on an almost sold-out UK headline tour in April, taking on some of the most sizable venues of their career including Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse and London’s Electric Ballroom.

The K’s have also confirmed slots at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including the main stage at Reading and Leeds, Isle of Wight Festival, Camp Bestival and Kendal Calling, as well as many appearances across some of the largest festivals in Europe. The band were recently nominated for Breakthrough Act Of The Year at the Nordoff & Robbins Northern Music Awards, where they will also be performing at the awards on the 23rd April in Manchester.



Date Venue
Thu 21st The Ramp Bolton
Fri 22nd Jacaranda Liverpool
Sat 23rd St John’s Church Kingston
Sun 24th Rough Trade East London
Mon 25th Foundry Sheffield
Tue 26th Action Preston
Wed 27th HMV Warrington
Fri 29th Headrow House Leeds
Sat 30th Assai Glasgow


Date Venue
Thu 4th Yellow Early Whitehaven
Fri 5th M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
Sat 6th The Welly Hull
Fri 12th Tramshed Cardiff
Sat 13th O2 Institute Birmingham
Thu 18th La Belle Angele Edinburgh
Fri 19th NX Newcastle upon Tyne
Sat 20th O2 Academy Leeds
Sun 21st Albert’s Shed Shrewsbury
Fri 26th O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Sat 27th Rock City Nottingham
Sun 28th Gorilla Beer Hall Mexborough


Date Venue
Thu 2nd Electric Ballroom London
Fri 3rd Brighton Concorde 2 Brighton
Fri 10th KU Stockton

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