Gig Review: The K’s | The Garage (Attic)

By Ryan McConnell

In the midst of a global pandemic, we were dealt an epic at ‘The Garage Attic’ in Glasgow where The K’s stormed their way through a blistering set as part of their sell-out UK tour in what was a night to remember.

During such times of uncertainty The K’s boys made it abundantly clear that they are built for the live circuit – creating their own wave of mass hysteria through a crowd who were every bit as energetic as the band in front of them.

The night kicked of with indie-rockers The Asuras who have had a good start to 2020 having already played twice in the city at Sauchiehall street’s ‘Broadcast’. It’s no easy feat being the first band to the stage, but the boys have no shortage of crowd pleasing songs and are definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.

Check out the video for their single “Best Friend’s House” below.

Following on was Newcastle’s next rising star Andrew Cushin who has supported the band throughout the entirety of the tour, and is fast becoming a name on many peoples lips. One man and his guitar, what’s not to love!? Andrew seems to have a natural ability to reel a crowd in through his heartfelt lyrics and comes with no shortage of Geordie banter engaging with the crowd in-between songs. A big future is predicted.

Check out his live performance of “Where’s My Family Gone” for ‘This Feeling TV’ below.

With the floor now at full capacity it was time for the band of the night to take to the stage. I had heard good things previously about the boys but had never managed to catch them live until now, and the Punk/Indie four-piece from Earlestown wasted no time in getting things going, firing straight into the excellent “Got a Feeling” which set the tone for the rest of the night.

Anyone who has ever been to see the likes of The Libertines or The View will know exactly what I mean when I talk about the sheer carnage and euphoria they evoke throughout their live shows. The K’s create that same sort of atmosphere and had me on my toes from start to finish – when you’re on the train home and find yourself singing “SARAJEVOOOOOO! SARAJEVOOOOO!” as you saunter through the carriages, you know it’s been a feckin’ good night!

If it turns out to be one of the last gigs I get to this side of the summer then what a way to go out as we all wait around in what feels like purgatory wondering when we can get our next fix.

Keep up to date with what the band are doing below.

TWITTER: @TheKsUK

FACEBOOK: @theksofficial

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