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Keo

London based four-piece Keo share new single "Fly" from their upcoming Thorn EP recorded in 123 studios with Brett Shaw.

Introducing, Keo. Led by brothers Finn (vocals, guitar) and Conor Keogh (bass) and completed by drummer Oli Spackman and guitarist Jimmy Lanwern,  Keo's origins trace back to Plymouth, Portugal, Ireland and the US, with the Keogh brothers spending their youth touring much of the UK, Ireland and the US in their father’s traditional Irish folk project.

Now rooted in London, the young four-piece are sharing new single "Fly" recorded live to tape in March 2024 at 123 Studios in Peckham with Brett Shaw (Foals, Florence + The Machine).


An urgent, at times enraged blast of alternative rock, vocalist Finn's rasping delivery and his astute reflections on trust and toxic relationships all patiently building toward a cathartic release of emotion in its final third.

Bridging the gap between 90's grunge, shoegaze and alternative rock, the band note the influence of Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and The Smashing Pumpkins on their work, with further contemporary inspiration coming from acts including Wunderhorse and Fontaines D.C.


Speaking more on the release of "Fly", Finn Keogh said:

"Fly is about a relationship I was in as a teenager that continues to leave a bad taste in my mouth to this day. I wrote the song when I was still in the relationship at the age of 17, the lyrics “why can’t you leave this here” express my frustration with her making it difficult for me to leave, guilting me into staying. Some of the lyrics refer to trust using the analogy of it being our wings:

'It takes a while to mend your old wing and just a second to learn how it breaks'. The song also references some of the toxic habits we had and how within this toxicity was a middle ground of regret and longing for one another. 'Cry my name, I’ll call yours back' - for example.

Even though the relationship was at a point where it was too far gone – I still feel the consequences of it all."

"Fly" arrives off the back of slots this month in Bristol and Nottingham for Dot To Dot Festival and Get Together Festival in Sheffield, as well as recent dates alongside bdrmm, Enola Gay, Chappaqua Wrestling amongst others - having previously been hailed for their engaging and tight live performances. 

Keo's new single "Fly" is available to stream on YouTube and SoundCloud now. Keo play BST Hyde Park in June with Kings of Leon, before slots at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester and Left of the Dial Festival in Rotterdam this October.


Live Dates

30 June, BST Hyde Park, London (with Kings of Leon)

5 October, Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester UK

17-19 October, Left Of The Dial Festival - Rotterdam NL


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