Keith: Hold That Gun - The Remixes
Following a busy end to 2006 (winning Channel 4’s ‘Road To V’ competition, collaborating with Lily Allen on her ubiquitous debut album, & touring nationally to raucous shouts of ‘encore’ with singer-songwriter, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) there’s huge optimism for Keith as they enter 2007 with the 3rd single release from their ambitious & acclaimed debut album Red Thread.
When the demo of ‘Hold That Gun‘ won Zane Lowe’s Fresh Meat competition early 2005, a questionably named ‘Scally’ sent in a message to say ‘listening to Keith was like waking on Monday morning & actually wanting to get up & out of bed.’ Now, having been completely re-recorded, it’s official single release has lost none of the original demo’s charm and returns as an even stronger, more anthemic, attitudinal ‘fuck you’ to the apathy of acceptance and homogeneity that runs through pop music culture.
‘Take me beyond this hole, resist the followers’ world’ Keith protest. ‘Where is your ambition?’ they rightly question, & emphatically urge their belief, ‘take your chances modern mortals to command success.’ It’s all delivered with a quality that could lull you into a blissful happiness & then knife you with the sweetest of smiles.
If these tunes don’t make you shake your tail feather, or at the very least nod your head, then we’d advise that you take your ears back to your delivery room and ask the NHS for a full and immediate refund.