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Blackened Pool

by Keto

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Here lies Keto's most complete work to date, her eagerly anticipated debut album, Blackened Pool, due for release 29th October 2018.

Recorded in the eerily serene setting of the Outer Hebrides with support from the PRS Foundation, Blackened Pool is a collection of incredibly dark, minimalist songs, with dreamy backdrops. Detuned nylon string guitar and distinctive vocals recorded singularly on one mic form the bedrock of these tracks. Add, then, sparse piano, violin, electric guitars, swirling melodies, textures and percussion then listen as these songs rise and fall between the sublime, where bleakness and enduring hopefulness collide.

This year Keto went on a full UK and Ireland tour supporting critically acclaimed songwriter, Simone Felice (Three Billboards.,), performed at the renowned Southbank centre, performed at Green Man festival '18 and Moseley Folk Festival. In October Keto will support LOW, at the Trinity centre in Bristol (yet to be announced), before embarking on her own tour of intimate venues at the end of October/November, more to be announced.

First single ‘Always’ will be available online September 10th and released on September 24th, accompanied by this beautiful animation, link to video here: youtu.be/DbS7F69HpTc

The album will be available on vinyl after the recent success of Keto's Qrates crowdfunding campaign link here: qrates.com/projects/16513


Live Dates:
19th September S/ The Wedding Present, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham.
15th October supporting LOW at Trinity centre, Bristol. TBA.
28th October at TBA, Nottingham.
19th November at Oporto, Leeds.
21st November at Gullivers, Manchester
23rd November at, TBA Sheffield.
24th November at TBA, Nottingham.

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released October 29, 2018

All songs written by Leah Sanderson
Vocals, Guitar and drum by Leah Sanderson
Violin by Rob Rosa
Piano and guitar by Leah Sanderson
Bass and drums by Pete Fletcher
Bass on 'What we do' by Matt Livingstone

Produced by Leah Sanderson and Pete Fletcher.
Mastered at Black Bay studios.

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Keto Nottingham, UK

Keto: the hypnotic orchestration of Leah Sanderson, offers a fresh and quintessentially English take on millennial folk.

“There’s plenty to be excited about.” - Drowned in Sound

“The beguiling outfit produce some of the most original music listeners have heard for years enticing the listener into a world of dreamscapes and wonder.” -Gigantic
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Track Name: Milk
Coming around.
I am running from the ground on which we used to stand.
He pulled an arrow out and shot me in the back,
I poured the milk he wiped it from my mouth.

As I thought of you he pulled me closer still.
His eyes glistened like he'd seen something in me, but in your arms I said I'd be.

Just in time.
I thought that you would follow me down.
Instead you whispered leave now.

As I thought of you he pulled me closer still.
His eyes glistened like he'd seen something in me, but in your arms I said I'd be.

Now something has changed in me.
Now something has changed in me.
Now something has changed in me.
Track Name: Sublime Was the Warning
Coming up, I want to see you
All I want is some reason
To call you and tell you I'm ready
Tell you I'm waiting

It does not move in slow motion
It is even but not so smooth
So sublime was the warning
So sublime was the warning

Fit into the line
Fit into the line

Coming out of a dream-like state
Into this rushing tension
I dare not move because there's a pounding
I lie awake and I feel so restless

Fit into the line
Fit into the line

I feel I know nothing now
I feel I know nothing
I feel like I

I wanna know what I'm supposed to do
I wanna know what I'm supposed to do
I wanna know what I'm supposed to do
I wanna know what I'm supposed to do
Track Name: Are We There Yet?
Are we there yet?
Working out how to stem the flow of your blood
See them getting closer now
Drag you to safety behind the hill

Are we there yet ?
Looking forward to being home and loved
Why do you seem so still?
Are you the one I should be running from?

Do you know I'm expected home before the chimes?
They will notice that I'm gone so I'll be fine

Feel the chill of the night closing in
We've walked for miles and we still have that to walk twice again
I hide my hands so you do not see them tremble
I call to you ahead I say
Are we there yet?

Do you know I'm expected home before the chimes?
They will notice that I'm gone so I'll be fine
I'll be fine
Track Name: My Gut
It's the same song I've had it on repeat for months now
It used to speak to me so loud and now the sound echoes around
Like a blurred and distant cry in the night

I almost lost it, everything was just too perfect
Disappear into the ether and there I'll be
Holding my breath and climbing up to the surface to start again

Because when a thought sparks in my mind
I can't stop these tears from rolling out my eyes
But now your gone this nervous energy is lost
I keep you close, it's been so hard to let you go

True friendship called
There was just darkness waiting at my door
I loved you like anyone could
Now I barely speak, it's been this way now for so many weeks

Because when a thought sparks in my mind
I can't stop these tears from rolling out my eyes
But now your gone this nervous energy is lost
I keep you close, it's been so hard to let you go

Because when a thought sparks in my mind
I can't stop these tears from rolling out my eyes
But now your gone this nervous energy is lost
I keep you close, it's been so hard to let you go
Track Name: Always
I'll call around your house
A couple of times a day
So you can feed me with tenderness and love

And if your not there
I'll watch through your window
And if your not there
I'll wait 'till you come home

I will come to you
Whenever you want me to
Whatever you ask I'll do

Always right here
Coming around to the idea that you are gonna run
And I won't get what I want

Always right here
Coming around to the idea that you are gonna run
And I won't get what I want

Some say that it's obsessive but that's a matter of opinion
Because it's my nature to want to be loved
It's a dangerous position, a need to fulfill an endless want
It's an easy kind of love but take it while you can

I will come to you
Whenever you want me to
Whatever you ask I'll do

Always right here
Coming around to the idea that you are gonna run
And I won't get what I want

Always right here
Coming around to the idea that you are gonna run
And I won't get what I want
Track Name: What We Do
So tired, so tired
Sleep burns through the hours
Waking up, eyes stuck shut
Hands covered in print from yesterdays news
Light glints through the window, dust gathers in the room

Fold back the sky, let day turn to night
No need to undo
Let me sleep away the days

And oh my god, it ain't so hard
Let's settle down and sort it out
I don't mind you passing me by
I'll say hello and smile, and only we will know

You say, you say
It's just like any other day
Holding up, mouth stuck shut
You keep it so close to your chest 'till it breaks through then it's just a hallowed mess

But it's alright, slip down and pass out
I won't wait
Going outside in the sun

And oh my god, it ain't so hard
Let's settle down and sort it out
I don't mind you passing me by
I'll say hello and smile, and only we will know

So come on little love
You know it ain't so hard, I know your not that tough
I've spent my time with you to know well enough
That we both mean what we do
Track Name: End Time
We've come to the end of the world as we know it
All of those people that wanna pass the blame
Figure it out oh you couldn't be different
At least you tried on you dying day

Oh what a chance we have

It's always been the same, and it always will be

I see you talk for hours about the ideal
Then watch as you do as you said you would not
You would dance upon your neighbors grave

It's always been the same, and it always will be

Oh I will wait
Oh I will wait
For your peace
Track Name: Blackened Pool
If you fall away too much
It might not be enough for me to
stop, wait, sometimes it knows, I'll come, with you I'd stay all day

I like the sound
It comes back again
Carried with just one word

To dive into the blackened pool
You do that to me
Do you feel it
You do that to me

I will press your lips with mine
It might not be enough for you to
stay here, want to love, it dwells

I like the sound
It comes back again
Carried with just one word

To dive into the blackened pool
You do that to me
Do you feel it
You do that to me
Track Name: What's This?
I thought I saw this bird
He comes to me in dreams
Settles by my bed
And watches as I sleep

Where I wait in disguise
For pictures I long to see

Slips into my mind
And it follows me around
It's unsettling

I'm running kind of slow
Reboot it and let's see
To slip out of old habits
Whilst slipping into something

He sees me as I am
Brutal as is honest

Slips into my mind
And it follows me around
It's unsettling
I have no control

I thought I heard this bird
He comes to me in dreams
He tells me what I am
I think I hear him

What's this? What's this? What's this you say?
What's this? What's this? What's this you say?
What's this? What's this? What's this you say?
What's this? What's this? What's this you say?
Track Name: Jackie
It's all about space and time, and serpentine's
Those chemical reactions
These four walls not familiar, but this is my home
Now come back once more
Memories locked away for no one to see even me
Awake in the dark, a happy prisoner in my own world

I'm told Jackie is my name
Repeating it over and over inside my brain
I guess it didn't go quite to plan
We'll meet at the lighthouse, bring me back to the shore once again

Watery eyes looking at me
Hold my hand and I smile politely
You know my name, I'm so sorry I don't know the same
Now these four walls
Sometimes music plays, it'll come back to me then it'll go again
For that moment I felt free, felt normal, at least I think that's how it used to be

I'm told Jackie is my name
Repeating it over and over inside my brain
I guess it didn't go quite to plan
We'll meet at the lighthouse, bring me back to the shore once again

I'm told Jackie is my name
Repeating it over and over inside my brain
I guess it didn't go quite to plan
We'll meet at the lighthouse, bring me back to the shore once again

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