Joe Symes and the Loving Kind are an original three piece band from Liverpool UK. The group has spent the last three years launching their explosive assault on UK clubs and festivals.
Not every band gets the privilege to play at Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Official After Show Party, but Joe Symes and the Loving Kind did, and when you hear them you’ll know why!
Since the release of their debut album in 2013, the band have embarked on a non-stop journey all over the UK, performing in cities and towns from London to Glasgow. Taking their self-titled debut on an assault around the country has seen them pick up some major support slots including Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller), The Blockheads, Dodgy, XTC, Bloc Party and Alt-J, as well as hitting the Festival circuit, and coming to the attention of Creation Management’s Alan McGee. The album has been greatly received in America with magazine and airplay all over the world.
With the release of their last double A side single Things Get Better/I’m Gonna Find Out Someday, (listen/buy here) the band showcase how they have evolved, formed from more increasingly energetic live performances, with a heavier sound, but still keeping their distinctive feel found on the first album. Things Get Better has already attracted attention at home and abroad, BBC Introducing, being played at Anfield (Liverpool Football Club) on match days, and major International airplay.
As of 2016, the band were asked to play Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Aftershow Party once again at the 02 Academy Liverpool, as well as featuring on LFC TV (Liverpool Football Club’s official TV station), and commencing work on their long awaited second album.