Keyop were a short lived supergroup from the UK West Country. Coming straight out of the minds of Andrew Palmer, Steven Skinley and Rick Morton, their muso warblings could only be described as epic lo-fi indie electro death folk pop. Their combined talent was too much to bear and their paths divided. Now Palmer creates his own melancholy musical rohypnol under the name of Vice Admiral Of The Narrow Seas and Skinley and Morton rock the house to it's badly underpinned foundations as the Familiars. Their most notable release was the splendidly crafted 'We Hate Andrew Song' on the long forgotten Flexipop label.
2. Rising from the ashes of Pave the Rocket and the 5 Deadly Venoms, Keyop looks to be St. Louis' next great post-punk band. Their songs are full of the swirling rhythms and stop/start dynamics that made At The Drive-In and Refused the toast of the underground last year.
Not as brutally mathy as the 5 Deadly Venoms or as emotionally draining as Pave the Rocket, the key to the band's sound is the twin-guitar attack of Dan Campbell and Erik Seaver. While Campbell keeps things solid and deceptively simple, yet still fresh sounding, Seaver takes off on Televisionish melody lines that are sure to keep listeners on their toes. Although Keyop has yet to release a recording, don't be surprised if some smart indie label picks the group up before too long. (Taken from The Riverfront Times / www.rftstl.com) Keyop is: Dan Campbell - Guitar and Vocals, Erik Seaver - Guitar, Rick Hecke - Bass, Ken Wilson - Drums www.myspace.com/thisiskeyop The Songs available for download were recorded hot and live with Eric Abert and Mark Heinz at Coachworks Recording Studio in Belleville, Illinois, Fall of 2001.
The groups current status is on hiatus. Future plans include more practicing, more writing and the possibility of more shows in 2009. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..