K are starting their journey in the music industry as they are about to release their first single, with their album due in the summer. The band funded the making of the album through the fan-driven music label PledgeMusic, which is a route that many artists are choosing to go through these days. The band are quickly building up a strong reputation as being a really strong live band, who have some very addictive songs up their sleeves and 2013 is looking very promising for them. Their album was recorded in the Charlatans’ Big Mushroom studios with renowned producer Jim Spencer, who has worked with the likes of some huge bands, including Oasis, New Order, The Vaccines.
Between them, the guys have supported and played alongside the likes of Ocean Colour Scene, Kooks, The Zutons, Pete Doherty, Elbow and Kasabian to name but a few, so they have definitely gained their indie/rock ‘n’ roll stripes. If that wasn’t enough to convince us that we should take note of them, they’ve received praise from non other than the rock ‘n’ roll legend himself – Ronnie Wood. They were also honoured to be invited to record at Paul Weller’s Black Barn studios, after he was impressed with their Hard Rock Calling show at London’s Hyde Park, pretty impressive stuff, wouldn’t you say?
The cover of the single features a picture of Amy Winehouse in her prime, in her twenties and it makes us feel a little sad that this superstar is no longer with us. The track is called Too Young To Die, how very true. This song straight away reminds us of old school 80’s style rock music. The feeling that we had when we listened to the song definitely reminds us of songs that became famous during the ‘perm’ led rock bands of the 80’s! This is the type of tune that you’d hear being played in Walkabout, followed by a lot of people playing the air guitar and sliding across the floor, pretending that they are indeed, a rock god! The vocals and overall sound for us definitely have a strong Bon Jovi meets Guns ‘n’ Roses feel about it, so it’s a classic rock song in that sense.
There is no denying that it’s a very catchy track, but it does sound slightly dated when it’s released for the first time in 2013, but we do like the song a lot! We’re still holding out for a new favourite guitar band and every time that we find out that there is a new one that is about to be unleashed, our heart does a little skip of delight! We’re looking forward to hearing what the band have to offer us in the coming year (hopefully no perm’s were harmed in the process of making this record)!