“Pull yourself together, hey?”

“Hello Phantom” by Gold Key | I wrote about new Watford band Gold Key a couple of months ago, where I compared them to the crunchiness of Muse, so this one’s a pretty good reminder of what they can do. They have released their debut album last Friday, and here’s the title track. It’s a nice, soaring thing, this – certainly a bit of a different beast from “Creep In Slowly”, but shows off a more… arguably thoughtful side from the band. They’re touring at the moment, kicking off on the 13th at the Liverpool Arts Club – but again, I am eight time zones and a visa application away. But if you’re there, or in any of the other stops (which should be on their socials), well, why not? [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)

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“You’ve been running in my veins for days.”

“Creep In Slowly” by Gold Key | This song gives me shades, some, of Matt Bellamy. I don’t know why. It doesn’t hold for much long, giving way to the crunchy guitars and strong drums. (Although that can provide some shades of Muse, too.) Gold Key is a new four-piece from Watford, and “Creep In Slowly” is their new single, just dropping last week, in time for the release of their debut album Hello, Phantom on 6 October. Perhaps it’s me and my narrowing playlists, but this was a good change of pace – and one that made a good impression. Brought me back, in a way, even. [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)