Key Out's debut album What (Do) You See is out January 25th. 12" vinyl LP only - with limited edition companion zine with liners, lyrics, guitar tunings and notes. Also available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Deezer and all those other lolly gobble bliss bombs.
ALBUM LAUNCH DATES:
2 Feb – Sonic Sherpa, Brisbane (arvo)
2 Feb – Ric’s. Brisbane (evening)
8 Feb – Factory Floor, Sydney
9 Feb – The Phoenix, Canberra
15 Feb – The Grace Darling, Melbourne
22 Feb – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney
Earlier this year Key Out decamped to j walker’s (machine translations) General Store in rural Victoria to record What (do) you see, their debut album and first release on Half A Cow records.
The studio’s remoteness and sense of space colour the ten track LP as much as j’s collection of old analogue equipment and sophisticated production. Paddy Haid’s detuned, angular strumming darts around Saskia Clapton’s almost independent basslines, both anchored by Rohan Geddes drumming. The result is a sometimes dark and unexpected indie pop record.
The band’s unusual dynamics are illustrated in the first single off the album, "Nameless town". A locomotive beat and off kilter bassline set the scene. Layered melodies and counter-melodies hover long enough to catch the listener’s ear before retreating into silence or dissonance. The influence of Sandpit, Blonde Redhead and Art of Fighting is clear (under a certain light), as is band-members’ previous work in Ides of Space and Sound Like Sunset.
You can catch Key Out on
• Fri 5 October at the Petersham Bowling Club, with Peg
• Thurs 16 October at the Tote, Collingwood, with Single Twin
• Fri 17 October at the Grace Darling, Collingwood, with A Broken Sail
• Fri 16 November at the Hampshire, Petersham, with Sounds Like Sunset