The Keys

The Keys

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We've been described as Glen Campbell fronting the Stooges and our heartstopping live set with songs about heartbreak, prostitutes and salvation drenched with feedback, harmonies, reverb and a country twang have made us firm favourites up and down the UK.

Biography

After being handpicked as main support for the Arthur Lee and Love UK tour of 2003, The Keys were then voted in the Top Ten of John Peel's Festive Fifty and their feisty live set of Bo Diddley-esque, garage rock splendour has seen them become a big success in front of enthusiastic UK audiences. Forming in 2003 in Cardiff, Wales and influenced by artists such as The Beatles, The Byrds, Link Wray, The Everly Brothers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Sonics and The Beach Boys, The Keys have crafted fine songs and combined it with a great stage presence. They have one self titled LP released on Too Pure records back in 2003 and are currently unsigned. In between playing brilliant live shows, they are currently working on a new LP entitled "Vita Hope".

Lyrics

Love Your Sons & Daughters

Written By: Matthew Evans

Lord I receive I receive I have been reborn
An even harder rain is gonna fall
Lord come reveal come reveal for I have seen the law
An even harder rain that I recall
So many fears so many fears
Love your Sons and Daughters

Lord I can see you're the key all must be reborn
An even harder rain is gonna fall
Lord in a deal with the evil and the seed is sewn
An even harder rain that all recall

Lord I must see I must see you must be the law
An even harder rain is bound to fall
Lord you're the seal of the seasons and the deed is done
An even harder rain that all recall

All these things are happening
All comes down to the state I'm in
Less I worry about the little things
Written our dreams like heroin

From Tense to Loose to Slack

Written By: Matthew Evans

The straps of my sack tear into my back
And the sweat pours salt into the wounds
Sun high mouth dry pray I better spy water soon
Its been 6 whole days since I put you ina grave and I ain't turning back
From tense to loose to slack

I've got 6 towns on my back
This whole world's turning back
The law the fate the cruel fate the law
Have to leave this place find some saving grace
Before I turn to crack
From tense to loose to slack

Don't Go Weird On Me, Babe

Written By: Matthew Evans

I know you I can tell
You hide your sadness very well
After all they put you through
Don't be sad now don't be blue
We'll find the time to make you understand
Don't go weird on me, babe

This darkness has come before
Don't let it break you anymore
Its only come to show that
You and I know where its at
The rest who think they've got it pat know nothing
Don't go weird on me, babe

I know you I can tell
Disappointed you may be
After all they done to you
Don't be sad now don't be blue
We'll find the time to make you understand
And don't go weird on me, babe
Don't turn weird on me, babe

Discography

Singles (released on Too Pure in 2003): -
Strength of Strings
Love Your Sons&Daughters
From Tense to Loose to Slack

Album (released on Too Pure in 2003): -
The Keys

Set List

Stockham's Corner
Double Chemistry
Tear It Up
People Meet People
From Tense To Loose To Slack
Don't Go Weird On Me, Babe
Black Book
Vita Hope
The Eyes Of The World
Some Mother's Son
Bad Dreams
Oh Lord!
Television
Trial Your Man
Candy
Love Your Sons&Daughters

Setlist can vary from 30 mins to an hour depending on what position we are on the bill.