The Brothers Keg Announce New Album
July 16, 2020
FFO the entire pantheon of stoner doom: Mastodon, Kyuss, Om, Yawning Man, King Buffalo, Slomatics, Bong, and all points inbetween
London-based pychedelic stoner doom trio The Brothers Keg will release their debut album, entitled Folklore, Myths and Legends of The Brothers Keg, via APF Records on September 11th 2020.
Sometimes, heavy isn't purely about brutal riffs and gut-wrenching, despair-invoking themes; often, heaviness shines through when it's filtered through jam-invoking psychedelic tightness. The Brothers Keg fall into that latter side of heavy, and in their few short years have become one of the finest examples of it in the whole of the UK.
Made up of the rhythm section of psych / stoner scene mainstays STUBB – with Tom Fyfe on drums and Tom Hobson switching out his bass for guitar / vocal duties - as well as Paul Rosser, who completes the trio on bass / vocals, The Brothers Keg have been kicking up an avalanche of the finest elements of stoner-doom as well as grunged-out psychedelia since their formation in London in 2018. Their sound is hard to pin down, because the band are unique: drawing influences from many quarters but ending up sounding like none of them.
Earning plaudits from notables such as JJ Koczan of The Obelisk, who speculates "The Brothers Keg's vibes will one day be recognised as 'The London Sound'", the band's sole release to this point, the Folklore, Myths And Legends demo EP, was a short, but sweet, two-track introduction to a trio who are destined for big things in the heavy psych underground.
Having already supported bands such as the legendary Colour Haze, Toundra, Kurokuma, Tuskar, Steak, Mother Engine as well as an appearance at 2019's Bloodstock Open Air Festival, 2020 saw TBK not only join the APF roster, but be booked to play the iconic Desertfest London alongside a handful of their APF brethren.
Now we are finally able to unleash The Brothers Keg's debut album Folklore, Myths and Legends of The Brothers Keg upon you. Recorded at Bear Bites Horse Studio in London (Green Lung, Terminal Cheesecake, Opium Lord and many others), producer Wayne Adams has expertly extracted the esoteric essence of the project, and the spirit of the KEG flows freely in full force. The album, as the title suggests, follows the origin story of ‘The Brothers Keg’ - three ancient folk characters whom the band is named after.
Tom Hobson says of the album: "We imagined the record as akin to a fantasy film soundtrack, with cinematic voiceovers and a nod to sci-fi classics. Expect heavy riffing psyched-out sci-fi doomageddon. HP Lovecraft meets Queen’s Flash Gordon listening to Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds at the wrong speed smoking a medieval spliff dipped in poppers."
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