22nd October | Rough Trade
Hailed as Manchester’s next great arena act, Larkins have certainly displayed unquestionable appeal in the world of classic indie. Collaborating with the now iconic Scruff of The Neck Records in the mid 00s allowed Larkins to grace some of the most intimidating stages in the country. They secured some impressive support slots that cemented the band’s name as one of the most revered live acts that the North has to offer. Much like their fellow Mancunians, Blossoms, the band quickly gained the attention of the uber-successful Simon Moran and his mammoth booking agency, SJM Promotions, leading to much-deserved exposure across both the national and international markets.
Taking major influence from the iconic acts of their youth and young adulthood, Larkins carry the weight of late-career Foals and flamboyant showmanship of Matty Healy’s The 1975, whilst retaining the Mancunian wit and compositional edge that defined their earlier work. This past spring’s Live at The Albert Hall LP is perhaps the most fitting monument to the band in its current state. Recorded live at their sold-out home-town show, the record documents not only Larkins’ incredible songwriting talent, but also their inherent showmanship and addictive performance energy.
With their sights firmly set on newer, grander horizons, the end of this decade seems to be the beginning of Larkins’ next chapter.
See the video for ‘Not Enough Love’ here: