The Keepers return with new single Deadly Penny and Craufurd Arms gig

The band has been using 2020 to work on material for a debut album and are playing at the Craufurd Arms next month.

By David Jackson
Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 10:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 10:26 am
The Keepers' new single is out this week. Photo by Ola Hać.

Indie quartet The Keepers release their new single Deadly Penny on Friday – a track charting the “seven stages of grief”.

The band has been using lockdown to work on their debut album and, after postponing the release of their new single due to the coronavirus, have announced it will be the first in a series of new tracks from them.

Talking about Deadly Penny, singer and guitarist Jordan Jones said: “The track is about the seven stages of grief dressed up in a glam rock T. Rex outfit.

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“At the moment, making plans is fairly tricky. However, we are going to be releasing a string of singles going into 2021.

“We’re currently in the early stages of recording our debut album and some other bits and bobs in our studio as it’s the only thing we can really do.”

Jones is joined in The Keepers by guitarist Jack Isaac, bassist Robbie Barron and drummer Steve Smith.

Deadly Penny follows Champagne Candy which was released earlier this year and 2019's All You Need Is Hope.

It was recorded last year in Manchester at Martin Coogan’s studio – the singer of the Mock Turtles.

“The mixes were never quite right,” admits Jones.

“During lockdown we built our own little studio so we could continue to create music when things opened back up while gigging is few and far between.

“I mainly did the mixing of this and we recorded additional instrumentation at our little studio.”

The Keepers will headline a socially distanced gig at The Craufurd Arms on Friday, November 13.

Tickets are on sale now and cost £30 before fees for a group of four.

Support is by Rolling Thunder.

Full details of The Craufurd Arms’ Covid-compliant socially distanced gigs are available on its website.

Following this show, The Keepers are expected to carry on work on their debut LP.

Jones added: “We’re mainly just going to hibernate in the studio until all this is over and see what madness we can create.”

Deadly Penny is out on Friday and will be available on the regular streaming platforms.

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