“Floating Above Everything Else”
Released 30th June
On 30th June KEELEY, fronted by singer, guitarist, songwriter and enigmatic Dubliner Keeley Moss, release their debut album “Floating Above Everything Else” on Dimple Discs.
A debut album brimming with songs that showcase the breadth of KEELEY’s songwriting, bristling with lush harmonies, muscular beats and inventive atmospherics, weaving gleefully between indie-rock sub-genres and further establishing Keeley Moss as one of Ireland’s most creative and visionary songwriters.
From the glorious haze of “Seeing Everything” to the riveting finale of “Shine A Light”, a blistering cover of Spiritualized’s 1992 epic, aided by mixes from veteran producer Paul Tipler (Stereolab, Placebo, The House Of Love), Keeley and producer Alan Maguire make sure each song is a confection, a box of musical chocolates stamped with a unique Irish swirl.
“The songs range from golden shimmery atmospherics to punchy power tunes, born from darkness and loss, and elevated to a celebration” – Miki Berenyi (Lush, Piroshka)
While upon hearing “Shine A Light” Jason Pierce (Spiritualized) exclaimed “It’s always touching to hear someone put their own spin on one of my own efforts…& with so much energy and enthusiasm. It’s pretty massive”
As with all her songs, this set highlights Keeley’s ongoing fascination with the murder and short life of teenage German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser, who was brutally murdered in Northern Ireland in 1988 and whose case remains unsolved despite many promising leads pointing to the culprits. As an authority on the subject, Keeley recently appeared in “Murder In The Badlands”, a moving BBC documentary that further explores Inga Maria’s tragic demise, and a brand new film centered around Keeley’s involvement with the case is in development.
As Keeley herself notes…”This album is dedicated to the memory and short life of German teenager Inga Maria Hauser. It’s an album that’s a journey in every sense. More than any other album I know it metaphorically and literally documents actual journeys – life journeys, train journeys, ferry journeys, the journey of a long-standing murder investigation, and the journey my own life has gone on in relation to it over the past seven years”.
Watch a short film about Keeley “If You Have 10 Minutes To Spare, I’ll Tell You The Story Of My Life”
KEELEY enjoyed a transformative year in 2022 with the success of break-out singles “The Glitter And The Glue” and “Forever’s Where You Are” and the release of her mini-album ‘Drawn To The Flame’, which was featured by Louder Than War. While seeming to come from nowhere, Keeley had actually been a key figure on the Irish music scene for some years previous with her band Session Motts before deciding to forge a path entirely on her own in 2020. With the help of skilled Dublin producer Alan Maguire, she began to craft songs that encompassed her encyclopedic knowledge and passion for music stretching back to early Pink Floyd, The Pretenders, The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys and the rich vein that is the dreampop canon of the late 80s and early 90s. It would also be the point at which she decided to base her songwriting exclusively around the aforementioned murder of Inga Maria Hauser, a case that had fascinated her for many years and a subject she had written extensively about in her blog The Keeley Chronicles.
Determined to make her mark in Ireland she spent 2020 self-promoting to Irish media, gradually coming to the attention of national DJs and key music writers. Suddenly her songs “The Glitter And The Glue” and “Last Words” were on the national airwaves and her involvement with the Inga Maria Hauser case was being picked up by the likes of the Belfast Telegraph and the Derry Post. In May 2021 a deal was struck with London label Dimple Discs, home to Irish compatriots Cathal Coughlan, The Undertones and Telefís. The release of the ‘Brave Warrior’ EP in June 2021 was the catalyst for even more national Irish radio support, but now the word on “The Glitter and the Glue” had crossed the Irish Sea and plays on BBC 6Music were becoming common with support from Steve Lamacq and Radcliffe & Maconie. Regional BBC support in Northern Ireland and Wales followed, as did American play on SiriusXM, college radio and hundreds of global internet radio programmes.
A second EP ‘Echo Everywhere’ landed in November 2021, supported by further excellent radio and press reactions. On the live front, Keeley and her band were catching fire in their native Dublin with sold out shows at Whelan’s, The Thomas House and The Grand Social and a showcase gig at The Lexington in London. Come the new year, Keeley was nominated by Ireland’s Hot Press as one of their “Hot for 2022” acts, and the stage was set for the next chapter in a story driven by self-belief, determination and a lifestyle devoted exclusively to music and songwriting. “I don’t have relationships, I don’t have pets, I don’t even own a TV, I just spend my days mainlining music” she confesses.
Not only an artist but also an obsessive music fan and historian, Keeley has been curating and broadcasting her own weekly radio show “Keeley’s Blissed-Out Bangers” on Radio Wigwam (UK), Bombshell Radio (Canada) and Eardrum Buzz Radio (USA) since last Spring. It’s another outlet for her curiosity and also her belief in the transformational power of music.
The first single from the album is “Seeing Everything”, to be released on digital services on April 28th.
“Seeing Everything” Single pre-save link
“Floating Above Everything Else” Album pre-save link
To celebrate the release of “Floating Above Everything Else” KEELEY will be playing a series of intimate shows, with further shows to be announced shortly;
June 6 : St. Leonards-on-Sea @ The Piper
June 8 : London @ The Water Rats
June 16 : Dublin @ The Workmans Club
June 17 : Cork @ Crane Lane Theatre
“Floating Above Everything Else” tracklisting
- Seeing Everything
- Arrive Alive
- The Glitter And The Glue
- Floating Above Everything Else
- To A London Sunrise
- Echo Everywhere
- Forever’s Where You Are
- Never Here Always There
- You Never Made It That Far
- Totally Entranced
- Shine A Light
Keeley – Seeing Everything
Keeley – Never Here, Always There (Live)
Keeley – You Never Made It That Far
Keeley – Never Here Always There
Keeley – The Glitter and the Glue
Keeley – Last Words
Band/Artist location – Dublin Ireland
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