The Cult of Dom Keller, 93 Million Miles From The Sun, Two Skies
Interstellar Overdrive PRESENTS:
THE CULT OF DOM KELLER
FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2015
THE CULT OF DOM KELLER
2015 will be the year they emerge from the frothing underground and bestow upon the world their most grand and ambitious album to date.
The direction of the new material expands on the previous 2 lo-fi long-players, which both sold out on word of mouth alone, and have been consistently featured and raved about in top 10 lists of psychedelic blogs over the previous 2 years consecutively.
Over the years they have performed at Austin Psych Fest 2011 and 2013, Milhoes De Festa and regularly toured Europe.
April 2014 they melted the minds of an over-capacity packed-out room at the legendary Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, following Walter Roadburn’s ‘Album of The Day’ feature in February for The Second Bardo–
‘Fuzz-laden psych-pop style from the school of bands like Spacemen 3 and the Jesus & Mary Chain. The rhythm section and vocals lock into a monotonous churning, grinding juggernaut chug reminiscent of hypno-psych contemporaries Dead Skeletons, but the raw blown-out distorto guitar licks that slice over the top are more in the territory of The Heads or Aqua Nebula Oscillator when they really get going. ‘Beyond Burning Skies’ has a dual guitar splatter that’ll rip your face clean off.’
…and after the performance they were featured again – this time as one of the ‘Unexpected Highlights’ of the festival.
Since then C°DK have been rapidly gaining the attention of fans of fuzz and weirdness worldwide, playing in and around Europe, with accolades often coming from the unexpected.
Experimental techno DJ and Golden Pudel resident Helena Hauff singled out ‘Swamp Heron’ as ‘The track I wish I’d signed to my label’ in a recent Guardian (UK) newspaper feature.
As stereotypical visions of people and places go, the good folks of Doncaster aren’t exactly at the top of the list when thoughts turn to embracing new, experimental music. Indeed, having spent the occasional stag night in DN1 and its dens of iniquity also known as night clubs, the nearest anyone could expect to come to encountering new music would be the “Indie half hour” in Seventh Heaven, where Oasis, The Enemy and Ocean Colour Scene are the so-called alternative. Thank heavens for small mercies then, as 93 Million Miles From The Sun not only manage to dampen stereotypes, but their self-produced, self-titled debut long player could (whisper it) just be one of 2009’s most exquisite offerings on the album front. Combining layered, textured guitars over an array of effects and choral vocals, 93 Million Miles From The Sun is one of those records that, while evoking memories of the likes of Slowdive in their heyday or even a more sonically enhanced Maps, stands tall and proud in its own right due to the dazzling range of variation across its thirteen tracks. Another key element of 93 Million Miles From The Sun’s extensive make-up is that not only do they express a desire to take their sonic experimentation one step further, but they also never lose sight of the fact that beneath all the reverb and delay lay actual songs that would sound just as affecting stripped down
“They deal in bass-heavy, freak-out friendly reveries with their sights set on the stratosphere” Q MAGAZINE
“Gargantuan sounds which contain the incredible pressure of blast off, the Earth’s gravity pulling you back as your body lurches forward at impossible speeds” CLASH
“The atom of cosmic rock is split, spilling itself out in an avalanche of cascading guitars and voice” GOD IS IN THE TV
“their live prowess is something to behold” ARTROCKER
”These fellows have a big sound, not only did they fill the room with their brand of psychedelic rock, but probably the surrounding streets also”
”Soaring vocal and big drums”
TOM ROBINSON, BBC INTRODUCING
”Amazing live band”
IAIN HODGSON, BBC RADIO SHEFFIELD
Music available here-