KEYS release new 'Home Schooling: A Collection of 4-Track Rarities' Album
HOME SCHOOLING: 'A Collection of 4-Track Rarities' is proof of the importance of the spaces left between the integral notes, the spaces that let the songs breathe. The songs range from joyous early 70s Midlands pop, bucolic chamber pop, sweeping Krautrock grooves, fractured Big Star/Bad Finger songcraft to vamping 2 chord proto-punk freak-outs.
Through it all we hear the hiss of the 4-track cassette recorder turning, the sound of the endless possibilities and magic of the pop song spilling out in vivid colours. No second guessing or over thinking, only the joy of creating.”
“The hiss is another instrument” and it’s an instrument integral to the new recordings, sounds and songs by KEYS.
Over the last few weeks the band have unveilied the latest collection of songs, as Matthew Evans vocals / guitar / songwriter explains: “We recorded these tracks on Cassette four track machines during lockdown. Let’s not pretend we had access to an expensive studio, we didn’t. It was a time to connect with bedroom songwriting again.
These are not band arrangements worked out in a rehearsal room – these were written and recorded simultaneously. Not demos but songs that took shape during the "recording process.”
Matthew summarises the collection of songs that make up ‘HOME SCHOOLING’: A Collection of 4-Track Rarities' as “something to help us get through this lockdown. Hopefully you can use it too.”
'HOME SCHOOLING': A Collection of 4-Track Rarities' will be released on August 21st on Libertino Records.
"British band KEYS take us back to the '70s with their infectious, sun-soaked new single “This Side Of Luv.” Drenched in feel-good melodies and warm, muted tones, the five-piece have created an uplifting track" - EARMILK
"It’s singalong, torch song territory, and if you don’t reach for some kind of neckwear and roll your jeans up with a big smile on your face, there’s something seriously wrong with you." - BACKSEAT MAFIA
"The Side Of Luv will lift you, whatever state you are in. Keys are about to release one of the most serene and anthemic new pop wonders!" - CIRCUIT SWEET