NEWS: KEG announce new EP Girders, release new single ‘Elephant’ and confirm extensive tour dates.


The seven members of the band KEG looking at the camera
Credit: Theo Neal

Brighton based KEG have released new single ‘Elephant‘ taken from their upcoming EP Girders set for release 2 September on Alcopop! Records/BMG.  KEG live in a bonkers alternative universe as anyone who has seen their live shows know. ‘Elephant‘ is no exception. Playing live the 7-piece mix bass-heavy grooves with brass and a conch shell – I kid you not. They bring energy, fun, humour and look like they’re having the best time onstage! Listening to ‘Elephant’ there is a surreal playfulness within all the chaos. Cowbells and guitar dominate at the start and lead singer Albert Haddenham’s shouty vocal plays a bit part here. Its all about the wonderful music, particularly the trombone. Its a party tune about a somber subject as KEG explain:
Elephantine in rhythm, an excessive foray into our sillier instrumental faculties. Loosely written about a mass camel cull in Australia, sniped from a helicopter.

The accompanying video is equally bonkers.

On the upcoming EP Girders the band say:
came about quite naturally, unconsciously it all seemed to line up, perhaps with the exception of ‘Kids’ which is just a nice radio friendly song about hating your offspring.

For more information on KEG please check out their facebook and bandcamp.

KEG Tour Dates
July 8th | Also Festival – Warwick, UK
July 17th | High Tide Festival – Twickenham, UK
July 22nd | Latitude Festival – Suffolk, UK
July 24th | Standon Calling Festival – Standon, UK
July 29th | Farmfest – Burton, UK
July 30th | Deer Shed Festival – Thirsk, UK

August 5th | Wilderness Festival – Oxfordshire, UK
August 12th | Sur Le Lac Festival – St Gallen, Switzerland 
August 13th | Sacred Ground Festival, Germany 
August 21st | Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, UK
September 1st | End Of The Road Festival – Salisbury, UK

September 3rd | Manchester Psych Festival – Manchester, UK
September 24th | Detonation Festival – Besancon, France

October 15th | Future Days Festival – Birmingham
October 19th | Vera, Groningen – Netherlands 
October 20th | Merlyn, Nijmegan – Netherlands
October 21st/22nd | Left of the dial Festival – Netherlands 
October 23rd | Privatclub – Berlin, Germany 
October 24th | Botanique, Witloof Bar – Brussels, Belgium
October 25th | Rotondes – Luxembourg
 
November 3rd | Heartbreakers – Southampton, UK
November 4th | Strings Bar – Newport, UK
November 9th  | The Bodega – Nottingham, UK
November 10th | Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK
November 11th | Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
November 12th | Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh, UK
November 13th  | Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
November 15th  | The Louisiana – Bristol, UK
November 16th | Komedia – Brighton, UK
November 17th | 100 Club – London, UK

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