The ethereal and swirling sounds of the ambient-influenced pop of Greece’s Keep Shelly in Athens captures the transient feelings of city life and the inevitable passing of time. With lush melodic beats and dreamy vocals Keep Shelly’s production is an accessible and lighthearted entry into the world of down-tempo electronica.
With previous releases on labels including Forest Family Records, Transparent Records, Planet Mu, Cascine and Friends of Friends, the duo have already transported their whimsical arrangements and soothing productions across the globe, including performances at Coachella Festival, Parklife Festival, Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival and Austin’s Fun Fun Fun.
In addition to their own releases they have also done official remixes for Tycho (Ghostly International), Blood Diamonds (4AD), Steve Mason (Domino) and many more…
Their third LP, Philokalia, is coming out on September 29, 2017 via their own record label Athenian Aura Recordings with the Aussie award-winning novelist/poet Jessica Bell as their new singer.
What the press has said in the past:
“They’ll make you happy to feel sad.” -The Guardian
“Keep Shelly in Athens are never anything less than enthralling.” -Clash Music
“…downtempo, Balearic-tinged sounds that sound like what would happen if someone tried to remake Air’s Moon Safari to correspond with the present day’s fashions…” -Pitchfork
“…soothes and spooks in equal measure…blissful.” -Dazed and Confused
“…floats like a sweet Saint Etienne dream shattered by devastatingly melancholy trumpet sighs.” -NME
“It s not just a mood of vacation relaxing over a clear calendar, but of not owning a calendar, not worrying that time exists.” -The FADER
“…there are plenty of blissful melodies and heavenly pads to be found…” -XLR8R
“…intoxicating blend of gauzy summer melodies and late-night melancholy.” -Electronic Beats Magazine
“…this is Madmen Love! A twisted, hugely inventive track! It’s like the Drive soundtrack with sharper claws. It’s easily the fiercest these guys have ever sounded, and it makes for a surprising, exciting change.” -This Is Fake DIY
Keep Shelly In Athens
(Athenian Aura Recordings)
Street Date: Sept. 29, 2017
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