“Chancer” balances Boyle’s trademark eye for the lyrical descriptive and nous for intelligent phrasing, with guitarist Breslin’s ear for a bouncy and melodic refrain. The consequence makes for one in every of The Ok’s most speedy singles up to now. Elaborating on the story behind the monitor, Jamie explains:
“”Chancer” is a primary particular person account of discovering drunken solace in a non-public members’ membership after being stranded in an unfamiliar metropolis — and the occasions that ensued.”
After a ceaseless 12 months of headline reveals, main help slots, important stage competition appearances at Studying 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 dwell foundations for The Ok’s. Now lastly in a position to keep nonetheless for lengthy sufficient to file extra music, 2023 is all about elevating the roof with new materials for the band.
Bunkering down in a studio near their Earlestown base to file the primary in a raft of latest releases, “Chancer” is their second single of the 12 months and sees the band make good of their promise that new tracks can be coming thick and quick.
Earlier launch “Hoping Maybe” noticed the band attain quantity 2 within the iTunes Chart — pipped to the submit solely by pop icon Miley Cyrus — and the monitor additionally reached number one within the iTunes Various Chart. A testomony to the power of their fanbase, the success was a formidable effort for an unsigned band nonetheless decided to take the impartial route.
With a daring five-single launch schedule set to culminate in a digital and bodily album launch in November, The Ok’s aren’t abandoning their dwell roots simply but and have already launched into a 12-date UK and Eire headline tour forward of a big summer time competition run.
Having kicked off in Glasgow final week, tickets are flying with a number of dates already offered out. Resulting from standard demand the band have additionally upgraded the venue for his or her Liverpool present to the 1200-capacity O2 Academy (beforehand Academy 2).
The Ok’s are additionally set to play London’s Royal Albert Corridor on 25 March, as a part of a particular Teenage Most cancers Belief present with Kasabian and The Snuts. With reveals in Bristol, Brighton and Isle of Wight coming subsequent alongside the discharge of “Chancer”, discover the total record of tour dates under.
THE Ok’S UK + IRELAND TOUR 2023
09 GLASGOW St Luke’s (SOLD OUT)
10 NEWCASTLE NX
11 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
15 BRISTOL Fleece (SOLD OUT)
16 ISLE OF WIGHT Strings
18 BRIGHTON Patterns (SOLD OUT)
21 LONDON Lafayette
23 HULL The Welly
24 LEEDS Beckett College
25 LONDON The Royal Albert Corridor*
26 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
28 DUBLIN The Grand Social
30 NOTTINGHAM Metronome (SOLD OUT)
*Teenage Most cancers Belief present w/ Kasabian and The Snuts
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