Dublin’s Keeley Shares ‘You Never Made It That Far’ from Debut EP, Announces Livestream and First Live Show of 2021

“Arranged around a mesmerizing movement of drifting guitars and fuzzy vocals” ~ American Songwriter (Nashville)

“Incredibly talented and unique… in a universe of less brilliant stars. Keeley is certainly a refreshing discovery” ~ Big Takeover Magazine (New York)

“Fantastic… bold and unique approach to music of our new favourite Irish band… obvious talent for bridging the decades in this timeless sound” ~ Spill Magazine (Toronto)

“Takes all the best parts of British music in the 1990’s and grants it a second breath in the New Twenties” ~ Moths and Giraffes (London)

“A thrilling headrush… a band whose intrigue grows the more you discover about them” ~ Even The Stars (Manchester)

“As much of a blast from the past as it is poised to anchor many of this summer’s playlists” ~ Global Texan Chronicles (Germany)

Photos by Andy Marke

“Dreamy and psychedelic, at times high energy and at times melancholic, but always pensive, always with a mission… Combining elements of Tamaryn, Lush, Ride, Medicine, Slowdive and Men I Trust” ~ Amplify Music Magazine (Toronto)

Dublin-based indie pop artist Keeley presents ‘You Never Made It That Far, the final video clip from her debut ‘Brave Warrior’ EP and a beautiful downtempo, trip hop, electro indie exploration of the dark subject matter she has become known for.

For five years, Keeley has been publishing ‘The Keeley Chronicles’ blog, dedicated to the harrowing and mystifying case of murdered German tourist Inga-Maria Hauser in 1988. Working closely with Northern Irish police, senior politicians and Inga’s legal representatives in Northern Ireland to advance and resolve this notorious case, she is keeping the memory of this beautiful and mysterious soul alive.

This is the most electronic and darkest cut from the four-track EP, recently released via Dimple Discs, and follows on from the success of her current single ‘The Glitter and The Glue’, which has received airplay in over 40 countries including multiple spins on BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq show, play on SiriusXM in the USA (including legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer’s show) and has reached #1 on the Radio Indie Alliance Chart, a coalition over a hundred radio stations broadcasting on four continents.

KEELEY - You Never Made It That Far (Official Video)
‘You Never Made It That Far’

On August 11 (9pm GMT), Keeley will be live-streamed from The Workman’s Club as part of the 2021 Dublin Quays Festival via the Festival’s YouTube channel and FacebookThis is the band’s first live appearance of 2021 and the first with new drummer Tim O’Donovan. The festival takes place until August 29 at four different venues, featuring 16 new and established Irish acts, including fellow Dimple Discs artists Sack and Eileen Gogan, as well as The Pale, Bitch Falcon, A Ritual Sea and Birds Of Olympus.

On October 13, Keeley performs as headliner at Whelan’s Main Room for the first time in 2021 with support from label-mate Dragon Welding (The Wolfounds’ Andy Golding).

Dimple Discs is a London label with deep Irish music connections. Founded in 2018 by The Undertones guitarist Damian O’Neill and former Stereolab publicist Brian O’Neill, it has grown to encompass such artists as Cathal Coughlan (The Fatima Mansions, Microdisney), Eileen Gogan, Kev Hopper, Dragon Welding, Nick Haeffner, TelefisBaby Shakes and SACK.

‘Brave Warrior’ is now available everywhere online, including Spotify and Bandcamp. Fans can look forward to a full-length album in 2022, as Keeley is already recording it at Darklands Audio in Dublin, where Fontaines D.C. also recorded their first album.

Keeley Brave Warrior

1. The Glitter and the Glue (2:30)                            
2. Last Words (3.10)
3. Never Here Always There (2.30)        
4. You Never Made It That Far (3.30)

Keeley – Vocals & Guitars
Alan Maguire – Keyboards, Guitars & Programming
All songs written by Keeley
except You Never Made It That Far by Keeley/Kiang
Published by Copyright Control
Produced and engineered by Alan Maguire
Mixed by Alan Maguire and Keeley
Recorded in Portobello, Dublin
Mastering by Anthony Chapman, London
Photography and art direction by Keeley
Front cover image by Maaike van Liempt
Keeley logo by Gav Icon Hodgins
Layout by Bruce Brand at Arthole
This record is dedicated to the memory of Inga Maria Hauser – the bravest warrior (1969-1988).

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