Keyboard Rebel

Pop Grenade

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Record Label
Slick Nine Records

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Manchester indie mavericks Keyboard Rebel release their explosive debut album "Pop Grenade", a tale of justice, guerilla war and love in the forest. Having begun their career on the city's Twisted Nerve imprint with an intimate cover of Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious" on limited edition 7" vinyl, the band's first long player appears on their own Slick Nine label, recorded in a Welsh 17th Century farmhouse and featuring the group's trademark warmth and eclectic instrumentation. Guest producers on the album include Ruth Skipper (sister of The Holloways' Rob), who takes time out as one half of the delectable The Moulettes to produce, sing backing and play bassoon on the "Forest Song". The rest of the record is kept closer to home, with production duties shared between the band themselves and friend and engineer Jonny Duncan. The album's title reflects not only the record's political slant, but also the band's overarching musical philosophy, with only three of the eleven songs breaking the three minute barrier, and all recorded with a firm commitment to get in, deliver the hooks, and get out.

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