2018 is set to be a interesting year for Keto, with her recent success on a full UK and Ireland tour supporting critically acclaimed songwriter, Simone Felice (Three Billboards..). Performing at the renowned Southbank centre for a special performance of her works. After a busy 2017 performing at the Green Man Festival, Glastonbury festival, Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in Reykjavik, and in Paris. Keto caught the attention of PRS, making her one of the recipients of the ‘Women Make Music’ fund. With this Keto travelled to record in the eerily serene Outer Hebrides. Here lies Keto’s next anticipated and most complete work to date, due 2018.
Blackened Pool is my debut album, which is an amazing thing to say. It is a culmination of my ongoing work as an artist, and I can’t wait to share it.
I spent 10 days in the Outer Hebrides recording and bringing my ideas to life with fellow Nottingham musician’s Rob Rosa, Pete Fletcher and Andrew Middleton.
Described as ‘incredibly dark, minimal songs, with dreamy backdrops.’ Detuned nylon string guitar and distinctive vocal, recorded together on one mic, form the foundation of most of the tracks. With sparse piano, violin, electric guitars, swirling melodies and weird textures and percussion enhancing the rise and falls in this collection, sitting somewhere between bleakness and enduring hopefulness.
UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019