The eponymous debut album by Keel Her is due out on Critical Heights on 10th Feburary, blending swathes of fuzz and feedback with Rose Keeler-Schäffeler' reverb-laden vocals.
The track "Roswell" was premiered on Impose Magazine who said that "Rose Keeler-Schäffeler is an expert at making dreamy, gauzy numbers that feel as close as a well-wrapped knit blanket." You can listen to the track here:
Keel Her's songs are intimate vignettes drawn from Rose's own experiences delivered in a chatty, honest and delightfully conversational manner. Guitars and synths vie for melodic prominence over buzzing melodies, swampy reverb and broken beats.
Although much of her sound and aesthetic harks back to 90s slacker culture, the variety of styles she has absorbed makes it harder to specifically pinpoint her sound. The music veers sonically from Beat Happening to Ariel Pink, Wavves to Bikini Kill, Real Estate to Guided By Voices and all the way back again.
Having grown up in Winchester, Rose Keeler-Schäffeler began writing and recording in her bedroom at an early age and for over a year posted tracks online at an alarming rate. Now residing in Brighton, she remains blissfully unconcerned with glossy production values, clichéd lyrics and formulaic hooks and instead taps in to seemingly bottomless well of creativity on her own terms.
Friday 18 April - West Hill Hall, Brighton (with The Space Lady)
Friday 16 May - The Lexington, London (with Scott & Charlene's Wedding)
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.