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Keeley: Floating Above All the things Else

Keeley: Floating Above All the things Else


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Keeley: Floating Above Everything Else – review – ALBUM OF THE WEEK!

Dubliners, Keeley launch their debut album and it’s an exploration into the journey of an unsolved homicide coated by a backing of lush psych dream pop and creative songwriting that shines a light-weight. Wayne AF Carey opinions…

Each every so often we get band that comes out of nowhere and supplies us with a gem of coronary heart stopping magnificence that resonates and flippantly slaps your earlobes with an excellent sound. Keeley are considered one of them and LTW reviewed them right here and interviewed her right here.

As Keeley Moss herself notes…”This album is devoted to the reminiscence and brief lifetime of German teenager Inga Maria Hauser. It’s an album that’s a journey in each sense. Greater than some other album I do know it metaphorically and actually paperwork precise journeys – life journeys, prepare journeys, ferry journeys, the journey of a long-standing homicide investigation, and the journey my very own life has gone on in relation to it over the previous seven years”.

The albums material follows the homicide of German backpacker Inga-Maria Hauser in 1988 in Northern Eire. Inga Maria was 18 years previous and backpacking round Europe, she was on account of get the prepare to Dublin from Belfast on April sixth, 1988 however someday between touchdown at Larne on the ferry from Scotland to attempting to get the Belfast prepare she was kidnapped and pushed to a forest and brutally murdered. Regardless of many leads pointing to the culprits, the case has by no means been solved. Keeley’s do-it-yourself video explores the ‘journey and loss’ narrative.

Keeley’s involvement on this case since 2016 has been the topic of a BBC Northern Eire Documentary Homicide In The Badlands and a movie in regards to the case (that includes interviews and music by Keeley) is being produced for launch someday within the close to future.

Counting two followers in Miki Berenyi (Lush) and Jason Pierce (Spiritualized) you’ll have an concept in regards to the soundscapes you’ll be able to witness on right here. Opening observe Seeing All the things is a chic piece of dreampop that recollects the heady days of the aforementioned Lush with some lovely guitar, echoing vocals and pure Shoegaze psych. Arrive Alive slides in with an amazing little bit of bass and melodic vocals that fly excessive within the dreamcore sound she creates. Clean as silk with a touch of The Sundays in the event that they have been on LSD. The Glitter And The Glue ups the tempo barely with an anthemic sound that goes in the direction of Blondie for all the correct causes with some glittering chugging guitar refrains and Clem Burke-ish drums.

Floating Above All the things Else retains it going with a beautiful shimmering really feel that takes you proper into that 90’s shoegaze sound. A cool people vibe with an amazing guitar sound that floats round your head. To A London Dawn continues the story with a cinematic sound that sweeps the floor with much more dreampop swoon with a slight disappointment constructing right into a cracking guitar half for the closing half. Echo In all places is simply lovely. A people tinged quantity that sends shivers down your backbone with the stirring refrain that brings a tear to your eyes, contemplating the subject material.

Ceaselessly’s The place You Are is the rockiest second that takes us right into a little bit of Breeders territory with a sound akin to the Deal sister rocking out which may simply match onto The Final Splash album with ease. Prime as fuck bass and an infectious refrain that would simply match onto many a radio playlist. Good. By no means Right here At all times There first made me consider a mellow Foo Fighters observe till I has one other pay attention and it took me to Elliot Smith messing about with a drum machine which upped the stakes a contact. A pleasant little bit of psych. You By no means Made It That Far is gorgeous and stark. A chilling tune about somebody who’s been murdered and can by no means come again. “The Irish soil on which you hadn’t set foot,  earlier than what you confronted at nighttime of the woods” How will you make a tune so lovely a couple of factual homicide? Ask Nick Cave…

Completely Entranced is one other piece of sophistication that makes Lana Del Ray neglect what time it’s. A tune written for a movie soundtrack if ever you’ve heard one. Grasp on a minute. There may very well be a movie? Watch this area. A better degree of dreampop that reaches the peak with an ethereal operatic sound that doesn’t idiot round. I by no means thought I’d say this in my writing profession, but closing observe Shine A Mild is one of the best cowl model I’ve ever heard. Jason Pierce has completely endorsed this and you may see why. It’s acquired all the pieces The Spaceman poured his coronary heart into and Keeley has lifted the tune to the next realm, even together with the gospel elements and the magnificent guitar constructing much more than the unique. She’s turned the entire piece into an uber trendy double psych basic that frazzles you into oblivion. An amazing tune that has been skinned alive and reinvented right into a hologram of floating noise that sounds as thrilling as the unique. An ingenious debut full album from a passionate set of Dubliners…

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