Following the completion, and release, of the Vice & Virtue album Keith went to record in Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church, with the aim to produce a series of extra tracks with a warm, organic feel that’s at odds with the electronic album.
As Oli says “We were hoping to provide some form of sonic antidote to the intense groove-based nature of Vice & Virtue. Almost like a bed time record, something to lull you into a dream”.
The resulting recordings are collected upon the Threes EP, which regrettably is to be the last release by the band, as the foursome have decided to close the chapter on Keith.
Whilst it is a fitting footnote to the career of one of the most furiously creative, but criminally under-rated, bands in the UK we release the EP with much sadness. Keith were the first signing to our label and their Hold That Gun EP was our first release. Unfortunately the band were never “flavour of the month” and, as such, it was always a struggle to persuade anyone to listen. We would never have given up believing but understandably the band have decided to call it a day. Hopefully their music will be rediscovered in the near future and we hope you enjoy this, their final, release as it perfectly captures the band at their artistic peak. The content is musically outstanding – as always.
Keith’s music was and always is for both sides of the brain – the intellectual and visceral, the artistic and the mathematic, the virtuous and the vicious – and every beat of the heart.