A feel-good indie-rock track filled with buoyant choruses, pulsating live-ready energy
Unfolding like a triumphant victory lap following a riotous few months of touring, the new video is produced and directed by Geoff Owens and was made using live footage from the band’s recent UK and Ireland headline tour.
Completing a 12-date run which saw multiple sold-out dates, their Liverpool show upgraded to the 1200-capacity O2 Academy (previously Academy 2), and a performance at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall (as part of a special Teenage Cancer Trust show with Kasabian and The Snuts); The K’s have documented it all in the official video for “Chancer”. Capturing The K’s rip-roaring performance and on-stage dynamic to a T, you watch the new clip here.
A feel-good indie-rock track filled with buoyant choruses, pulsating live-ready energy and danceable rhythms made for the big rooms, “Chancer” sees The K’s take a change tack from wistful previous release “Hoping Maybe” with joyous results.
Balancing frontman Jamie Boyle’s trademark eye for the lyrical descriptive and nous for clever phrasing, with guitarist Ryan Breslin’s ear for a bouncy and melodic chorus, the result makes for one of The K’s most immediate singles to date. Elaborating on the story behind the track, Jamie explains:
“”Chancer” is a first person account of finding drunken solace in a private members’ club after being stranded in an unfamiliar city — and the events that ensued.”
After a ceaseless year of headline shows, major support slots, main stage festival appearances at Reading and Leeds, Isle of Wight and Kendal Calling and a run of European dates with Mancunian stalwarts James and Liam Gallagher, 2022 was all about laying the live foundations for The K’s. Now finally able to stay still for long enough to record more music, 2023 is all about raising the roof with new material for the band.
Bunkering down in a studio close to their Earlestown base to record the first in a raft of new releases, “Chancer” is their second single of the year and sees the band make good on their promise that new tracks would be coming thick and fast. Earlier release “Hoping Maybe” saw the band reach number 2 in the iTunes Chart — pipped to the post only by pop icon Miley Cyrus — and the track also reached number 1 in the iTunes Alternative Chart. A testament to the strength of their fanbase, the success was an impressive effort for an unsigned band still determined to take the independent route.
With “Chancer” having already gained a spot in Spotify’s ‘Proper Belters’ playlist and airplay on BBC 6 Music and BBC 6 Music, the track marks the dawn of an impressive era for the band. With a bold five-single release schedule for 2023, the releases will culminate in a digital and physical album release in November.
Completing their UK tour last week, The K’s now head into Summer for a series of festival appearances, including slots at Neighbourhood Weekender, Golden Touch, Y Not?, Liverpool Sound City and more. Full dates and details below.
THE K’S LIVE DATES 2023
28-30 LIVERPOOL Sound City
27 WARRINGTON Neighbourhood Weekender
10 SOUTHSEA Golden Touch Festival
16-18 CO. DONEGAL SeaSessions
1 – GODIVA FESTIVAL
15 GLASTONBURY The Godney Gathering
28-30 DERBYSHIRE Y Not? Festival
19 BRIDLINGTON This Feeling By The Sea