Boomkat Product Review:
The only person I've ever actually known called Keith is currently doing bird for trying to rip off a bookies in Leicester - the very same lad whose previous claim to fame was an ability to eat test tubes in chemistry lesson... I tell you this not as a precursor to the new single by Keith, but if I hadn't used that as a way in we've have been discussing the Da Vinci Code. A quartet from Manchester, Keith make shoegazer informed indie that pitches itself somewhere between The Smiths, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead and Kevin Shields - all of whom have direct lineage on the sound of 'Mona Lisa's Smile'. A song of two parts, the first half is that fragile you fear it might get blown away on a light breeze, before half-way through a groove emerges and ushers in some house piano and slap bass - with the previously tender vocals suddenly taking on a much beefier sound. It's quite the transformation. Back up on CD comes courtesy of 'Replica', Blitzen Trapper's Liquid Liquid informed remix and Simian's predictably electro drenched version - showing Keith are a horse worth backing. Grail!