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The astonishing post-punk melting pot that has been steadily brewing across the globe over the last few years seems to be far from running out of steam, with many musical mavericks finding miraculous common ground in the genre’s love of complex, left-turn heavy, abrasive wonder.

KEG are a marvellous addition to the canon. The Brighton-based outfit have been on a steady rise which has seen them support Squid, have their first EP (2021’s Assembly) championed by Steve Lamacq, and witness their debut London show sell out in minutes. Before they get stuck into a busy summer with appearances at End of the Road, The Great Escape and Stag & Dagger, they’re going on a broad EU/UK tour, with an early stop at Boro’s Base Camp on Thursday 28th April.

If their five track release is anything to go by, it’s no surprise they’re turning so many heads. It’s a cacophony of atonal fury, bursting with wit, taut rhythms and complex melodies that has drawn comparison to the anything-goes cacophony cooked up by the likes of Pere Ubu and Cabaret Voltaire. It’s clear that 2022 will be a milestone year for the seven-piece.

KEG play Base Camp, Middlesbrough on Thursday 28th April.


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