The Keys – debut album ‘Bitten By Wolves’ out May 2nd
aaamusic | On 21, Apr 2011
LIVE UK TOUR DATES AND FESTIVAL APPEARANCES FOR 2011
‘BITTEN BY WOLVES’ RELEASED MAY 2ND
ON SEE MONKEY DO MONKEY RECORDINGS
Welsh psych-rockers The Keys are to hit the road to coincide with the release of their debut full-length album ‘Bitten By Wolves,’ released May 2nd by the cool folk at See Monkey Do Monkey Recordings.
Having risen from the ashes of the much lauded Murry The Hump – once labelled by Alex James of Blur as ‘the best new band in Britain’, counting Damien Hirst and the late Joe Strummer as fans and notching up several John Peel sessions – The Keys are a band whose musical pedigree cannot be argued with. The band has been capturing the imagination of industry and public alike, garnering praise and support from many, including Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio Wales tastemakers Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton.
Drawing on a range of quality influences from Animal Collective, Captain Beefheart, Can, Spirit, The Black Keys, Frank Zappa, Panda Bear and Spiritualized, The Keys adeptly blend together the new and the old, sitting alongside the likes of Super Furry Animals, The Coral, Malachai, Tame Impala and The Bees. ‘Bitten By Wolves’ was recorded and produced by the band themselves, with frontman Matthew Evans at the helm (and a little help from El Goodo’s Pixy Jones on the haunting ‘When You’re Young’).
The band will take to the road with their signature brand of cosmic flavour in support of the release of ‘Bitten By Wolves’.
21st April- Harvest Sun, Liverpool
23rd April- The Welfare, Resolven
24th April- Gwdihw Bijou Festival (Acoustic)
26th April- Dublin Castle, London
27th April- Mother’s Ruin, Bristol
28th April- The Dulcimer, Manchester
29th April- The Llangollen, Bethesda
14th May- The Garage, Swansea
19th/20th/21st May- Liverpool Sound City
11th June- Norwegian Church, Cardiff with Epstein
22nd July- Gwyl Gardd Goll Festival, Vaynol Estate, Nr Bangor
23rd July- Gower Rocks
9th/10th September- Gwul Gwydir Festival