GOLD KEY Release New Single MECHANICAL WORLD 18/06/2018 18 “As soon as you think you’ve got them figured out, the mood shifts from post-rock introspection to indie-disco… there is a propulsive chemistry in play that fills the room with their intriguing cool” – Kerrang! Magazine “A truly masterful debut” – Planet Rock Magazine “Something rather special…” – Clash “Britain is overdue its next BIG rock export and Gold Key… confirm my conviction that if they want it, they can be it” – Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio GOLD KEY Release New Single MECHANICAL WORLD Announce UK Tour With Black Peaks In October Gold Key – ‘Mechanical World’ 18th June 2018 Gold Key kickstart a new chapter today, unveiling new single Mechanical World following its premiere on last night’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. The track showcases a new dimension to the Watford quartet’s kaleidoscopic sound, with abrasive and fuzzy riffs, hammering, stadium-worthy drums and Steve Sears ability to effortlessly switch from an emotive and haunting vocal, to a gritty and explosive chorus. “It’s a song about feeling suffocated by the world, not being able to shut off from the technology we simultaneously rely on. It’s easy to moan about the evils of social media whilst being totally addicted to it. Nearly all of us have created our own artificial world – an alternate reality where we constantly look successful and happy through the photos we have chosen to share with the world.” – Steve Sears, vocals Listen to MECHANICAL WORLD With deep roots in Watford’s DIY music scene, vocalist Steve Sears had known guitarist Laurent Barnard for many years and produced records for his punk band, Gallows. However it wasn’t until 2016 that the duo decided to sit down and write together, wanting to really push the boundaries of their careers to date. It wasn’t long before the line-up was complete, with the addition of drummer Jack Kenny (Nervus / Blackhole) and James Leach (Sikth) on bass. Musically, however, Gold Key bear very little similarities to their other projects. It’s a space where the musicians embrace experimentation, and revel in the unexpected. “I’ve never wanted to be a stagnant musician”, explains Steve Sears, “We’re constantly trying to push ourselves out of the comfort zone, whether that’s through learning to play the mandolin or using furniture for percussion”. 2017’s brilliantly ambitious debut album Hello, Phantom (Venn Records) is testament to their free spirit, garnering praise from rock press across the board (KKKK – Kerrang!, 4/5 – Planet Rock, 7/10 – Classic Rock, 7/10 – Metal Hammer) alongside BBC Radio 1’s Daniel P. Carter and Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker. Planet Rock Magazine editor Paul Brannigan also named Hello, Phantom as his #1 album of 2017. Hello, Phantom fuelled a plethora of live opportunities for Gold Key last year, with highlights including tours alongside Arcane Roots and Grave Pleasures. Fresh from playing Download Festival, alongside supporting Alexisonfire and Cancer Bats at a sold out Brixton Academy, Gold Key’s next port of call will be 2000Trees festival followed by a UK tour with Black Peaks this October. Gold Key have spent early 2018 working on the anticipated follow up to Hello, Phantom. Watch this space for further news. GOLD KEY live 12-14 Jul – 2000Trees, Cheltenham 31 Aug – Wilkestock Festival, Stevenage 13 Oct – The Cluny, Newcastle 14 Oct – Tuts, Glasgow 16 Oct – Key Club, Leeds 17 Oct – Academy 3, Manchester 18 Oct – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 19 Oct – Camden Underworld, London 21 Oct – Forty Two, Worthing Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.