Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Keep Shelly in Athens - Now I'm Ready (featuring Ocean Hope)

Article by KevW


It was the very awesome 'Running Out Of You' that announced Greek duo Keep Shelly In Athens to the world (or the wider world at least) back when we were a radio show. Listener feedback was great, just as you'd expect from a tune that was slightly moody chillwave that suddenly burst open like a flower to become far more blissed-out and memorable than may at first have been expected. Since then the pair have gone on to release many acclaimed records as well as creating some notable remixes. There was a line-up change last year, with original singer Sarah P leaving and being replaced by Myrtha.

Latest single 'Now I'm Ready (featuring Ocean Hope)' obviously has the input of another artist as well, but the title-track to their forthcoming album (out on October 16th) doesn't break form or style much from that grand introduction a few years ago. The whole "chillwave" scene might have dissipated, but that genre name, like most, was really a press creation anyway. What we get with 'Now I'm Ready' is a quite beautiful dreampop song full of hope and immaculately produced. Built on a subtle foundation, twangs of guitar engage you early on, and when the song ups tempo it only gets better and more euphoric, painting a gorgeous. buoyant, soaring musical picture. One of their very best tracks to date.



Keep Shelly In Athens' website

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Catch them live:

Oct. 31, 2015 - Washington,D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
Nov. 03, 2015 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Nov. 04, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Nov. 05, 2015 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Nov. 07, 2015 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Nov. 09, 2015 - Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory
Nov. 10, 2015 - New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge
Nov. 11, 2015 - San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Nov. 12, 2015 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
Nov. 13, 2015 - Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
Nov. 14, 2015 - El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
Nov. 16, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov. 17, 2015 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Nov. 18, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Bahia
Nov. 19, 2015 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Nov. 20, 2015 - Oakland, CA @ Awaken
Nov. 21, 2015 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset
Nov. 22, 2015 - Vancouver, CANADA @ Fortune
Nov. 23, 2015 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov. 24, 2015 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov. 25, 2015 - Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios
Nov. 27, 2015 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Nov. 28, 2015 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Nov. 29, 2015 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Nov. 30, 2015 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Dec. 01, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Dec. 02, 2015 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Dec. 03, 2015 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
Dec. 04, 2015 - Toronto, CANADA @ The Drake Hotel
Dec. 05, 2015 - Montreal, CANADA @ Fairmount





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