Indie rock has become a worldwide trend, taking over the charts and intertwining itself with popular culture whenever it can. A blanket term for a rag-tag genre, it’s found a new home in Australia where band’s like Key Out are shaping it into their own unique vision.
A five-piece from the heart of Sydney, Key Out is a supergroup of sorts, formed from member’s of Ides of Spaces and Sounds Like Sunset. From the ashes of those bands, Patrick Haid, Rohan Geddes, Rodney Todd, Nathan Johnson, and Martin Walters have found a new musical plain, as well as a new home in Sydney’s own Library Group Records.
In 2016 the band released their debut album, ‘Seeing the Sky and the Stars’, an ethereal indie gem that was inspired by the wave of US college-scene bands of the 90’s. It was a melancholic rock collection that put the band on the map and laid the foundations for their latest project. Released in late October this year (2017), their latest effort is the stellar EP, ‘It Didn’t Sound the Same Without the Rain’, a five-track collection that builds brilliantly on their debut. An incandescent concoction of vivid lyrics, textured guitars, and inspired keys, it’s a real hidden gem that deserves to be heard.
Available from Library Group Records’ own Bandcamp page below, ‘It Didn’t Sound the Same Without the Rain’ is available now as a digital download, and on limited edition CD and cassette. You can also stream it above in full.
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