NEWS ARCHIVE FOR JANUARY 2020
Keeley Forsyth - Start Again video
Published 8 January 2020 by DM

Watch the video for Keeley Forsyth’s single ‘Start Again’, ahead of the release of her devastating debut album Debris on January 17th.

The video is directed by Andrew Hulme, whose history with Leaf goes all the way back to 1996 as a member of The Sons of Silence and A Small Good Thing. Making his name as one of the UK’s top film editors (Acid House and Control) and an emerging director, there is also history between Andrew and Keeley, first meeting in an audition for his feature film The Devil Outside. “She walked into an audition and stunned me with her acting talents,” he explains. “I subsequently cast her in a starring role, and our paths have crossed ever since.”

"The video’s part of an ongoing collaboration” Forsyth adds. “We first worked together as actor and director, and I love how the images he uses feel like brain cell muscle memory, and how they work perfectly with the song."

Keeley performs at the prestigious Eurosonic Festival in Groningen on January 17th, with a short UK tour following the release of her album. Book now.

Fri 17 Jan - Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Tue 28 Jan - YES, Manchester, UK
Wed 29 Jan - The Islington, London, UK
Fri 31 Jan - w/Beerjacket, CCA, Glasgow, UK

Pre-order Debris on black vinyl, limited edition gold vinyl, CD and download.

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Craven Faults - Vacca Wall
Published 8 January 2020 by DM

The destination is in sight. Craven Faults’ debut album Erratics & Unconformities arrives on Friday (January 10th). Put a 17-minute window in your diary and watch the video for opening track ‘Vacca Wall’. The rest of your inbox can wait, you need slowly unravelling analogue synthesiser arpeggios right now.

Pre-order Erratics & Unconformities on double black vinyl LP and limited edition 3CD box set which features all 10 tracks from the four Lowfold Works 12” EPs.

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Craven Faults - Erratics & Unconformities
Published 10 January 2020 by DM

Craven Faults’ debut album Erratics & Unconformities is out in the open, roaming the moors. Switch off the outside world for an hour or so. This is one to sit down and listen to closely or to have in your ears on long journeys.

Head here for all your long-form analogue electronic needs. Available on black double vinyl LP, limited edition 3CD box set featuring all 10 tracks from the four Lowfold Works 12” EPs and on all popular digital services of the day.

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Keeley Forsyth - Debris
Published 17 January 2020 by DM

Hot on the heels of Craven Faults’ album last week, we bring you another spectacular debut from the north of England, in the shape of Keeley Forsyth’s Debris. There’s something in the water up here. Minimal arrangements put Keeley’s extraordinary emotive voice front and centre. This is the perfect January album - rain, high winds and black hills.

We think this is the start of something very special, and it seems we’re not alone in that…

“The new Scott Walker”
The Guardian

“Debris is an astonishing debut, not just for the power of the songs, but for the journey they trace”
★★★★ Uncut

“Reminiscent of Nico, or Karen Dalton, Beth Gibbons at the edges - leaving the deepest impression”
★★★★ Mojo

“This deeply melancholic brand of haunting, sparse folk is as intoxicating as it is unsettling”
★★★★ Q

"It may be only January, but Debris gives the overwhelming impression that one of the defining releases of 2020 may already be upon us."
★★★★½ Music OMH

"Debris can join Nick Cave’s last two albums as the soundtrack to your loneliest moments, the hand you will want to grasp when you come apart, a voice that will touch your sadness and change your world tonight."
★★★★½ God Is In The TV

“This is a boldly honest and startling debut.”
The Quietus

Keeley celebrates the release of her album at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen today with two performances. There is a short run of dates in the UK later this month, with more shows coming soon.

Fri 17 Jan - Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
Tue 28 Jan - YES, Manchester, UK
Wed 29 Jan - The Islington, London, UK
Fri 31 Jan - w/Beerjacket, CCA, Glasgow, UK

Debris is available to order on black vinyl, limited edition gold vinyl, CD and on all digital services known to man.

keeleyforsyth.com | Twitter | Facebook | Live Dates | theleaflabel.com/keeleyforsyth
Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music


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