Today Greek dreampop artist Keep Shelly In Athens launches a new era for the project, which will feature primary member / producer RPR collaborating with different guest vocalists from around the world. The first single in this new series is “You” featuring LA-based vocalist Georgia Hurd. RPR discovered her music via Instagram and they quickly decided to start recording together, remotely. The track stays true to the KSIA aesthetic with a bit more upbeat electro-pop vibe, with Hurd’s vocals perfectly complimenting RPR’s production.
The ethereal and swirling sounds of Greece’s Keep Shelly in Athens capture 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…
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.” -DIY