Larkins are a band who need little introduction. From their humble beginnings in the Manchester suburb of Glossop, right through to the autobahns of Germany, theirs is a story of dedication, of hard graft and an inherent ability to write absolute bangers.
It’s a fact that all bands have to grow up, but while ageing is inescapable, maturing is always optional. Fortunately for the four-piece, they’ve managed both, refining and maturing their sound, while at the same time retaining the same sense of youthful optimism that’s endeared them to so many.
It should come as little surprise that the band exude such blatant chemistry. Having grown up and gone to the same high school together (with the exception of drummer Joe Stott), Larkins have been able to forge a strong bond with both each other and also with the town in which they grew up.
And grow up they have. The last 12 months have seen the band flourish, a seemingly endless run of shows that took in some of the UK’s most iconic venues and best-loved festivals – as well as those in Germany and Austria – cementing them as one strongest bands in the UK at present.
While in 2018 the band came in to their own, 2019 is the year their early promise truly finds fruition. Never has this been more evident than in the recent announcement of their biggest show to date – a headline at Manchester’s 2000 capacity iconic Albert Hall, a show that’s not only a statement for everyone involved, but will undoubtedly go down as an ‘I was there’ moment. Make sure you are.