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The Kecks have rapidly established a reputation as an enigmatic must-see live act after only completing their lineup in late 2018 after a chance encounter on board a Berlin bound Flixbus to see The Growlers.
After throwing raucous bunker parties in their rehearsal room and several other guerrilla gigs - a buzz is beginning to bubble, culminating in two consecutive sold out shows at Hamburg's renowned Astra Stube, solid support slots in the famous Molotow Club and European dates already in the calendar for 2019.
Drawing from a wide range of influences, not least the Australian, French, Austrian and British nationality of its members - The Kecks offer a fresh and exciting take on guitar music - delivering both sophisticated and spikey tunes that are expansive in ambition yet authentic and raw by nature.
After months of obsessive hibernation tucked away from Hamburg’s seedy neon glow in a repurposed Second World War Bunker, The Kecks headed to London’s vibey Buffalo Studios in early March to cut their debut release “Stick In My Throat” produced by Jean Baptiste Pilon and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse, Nic Cester) of La Maestà studio In Tredozio, Italy.
Stick In My Throat was released on Friday 21st June 2019 via AWAL. It is a snarling, simmering and emotionally charged statement of intent, complete with a weird and wonderful trip of a visuals filmed and directed in collaboration with the bands close friend Carlos ‘Mexi Kravitz’ Andres. After following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan & Oasis and making their London debut at a raucously received sold out The Water Rats for what Noel Gallagher calls "The best club in the UK for future rock 'n' roll stars" with the infamous This Feeling, the future looks bright for Hamburg’s latest musical export with lofty early live comparisons being made to Pulp & The Strokes.