Keel Her

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Keel Her
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Background information
Born (1993-06-04) 4 June 1993 (age 29)
GenresIndie, electronic, avant-garde, synthpop
Occupation(s)Songwriter, musician, producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, keyboards, guitar, electric bass, violin
Years active2009-present
LabelsCritical Heights (Fire Records), O Genesis Recordings, Gnar Tapes

Keel Her is the musical recording project of Rose Keeler-Schaffeler, from Winchester, Hampshire, England. She currently resides in London, UK. Keeler-Schaffeler began writing and recording "bedroom" music in 2007 for therapeutic reasons,[1] and has continued this as part of her daily routine since. As a child, she learnt the violin, but is largely a self-taught musician; she plays guitar, bass, keyboards and sings. She has described her writing process as being like a "stream of consciousness".[2] She has collaborated with musicians including lo-fi bedroom musician R. Stevie Moore,[2] Daniel O'Sullivan,[3] and has worked with other artists such as Hot Sugar, Linda Smith and Clairo (Claire Cottrill).

Career[edit]

In 2012, just before moving to Brighton, Keeler-Schaffeler signed to Critical Heights (sister label of Fire Records) where she released three singles and a self-titled LP. She left the label in 2015, choosing to self-release and work with independent labels. Her second album, With Kindness, produced by James Hoare (Veronica Falls, Ultimate Painting) was released on 7 June 2019 on Tim Burgess' record label O Genesis Recordings.

During the lockdown, Keeler-Schaffeler worked on a project called Lean Logic with Nick Carlisle (Bamboo, Peepholes). They released their first album, 'The Last Mirage'[4] digitally on 28 May 2021 with O Genesis Recordings.

Keeler-Schaffeler sang on Tim Burgess' solo album 'I Love The New Sky' (released 22nd May 2020 on Bella Union) and featured in the official video of single 'The Mall'.[5] She was part of his touring band, visiting the US in March 2020 where their tour was curtailed by the pandemic.[6] After the pandemic, they toured in the UK during 2021 and 2022. Keeler-Schaffeler sang on his subsequent album, 'Typical Music' (released 23 September 2022 on Bella Union) and featured in the official video of "Here Comes The Weekend"[7]

Since 2022, Keeler-Schaffeler has been recording her third solo album with producer Daniel O'Sullivan (Sunn O))), Guapo, Ulver) and engineer Thighpaulsandra (Coil, Julian Cope, Spiritualized).

Discography[edit]

Keel Her[edit]

  • 2012 Prize Catch 7" EP (Critical Heights)
  • 2012 With Me Tonight/Boner Hit 7" Single (O Genesis Recordings)
  • 2012 Riot Grrrl 7" Single (Critical Heights)
  • 2013 Don't Look At Me 7" Single (Critical Heights)
  • 2014 Keel Her CD/LP (Critical Heights)
  • 2016 Keel Her / Claire Cottrill Cassette (Third Floor Tapes)
  • 2019 With Kindness CD/LP (O Genesis Recordings)

Lean Logic[edit]

  • 2021 The Last Mirage Digital (O Genesis Recordings)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shut Up and Listen". Shut Up and Listen. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Quietus | Features | Escape Velocity | The Avalanche Of Rose: An Interview With Keel Her". The Quietus. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ "The Pastoral Machine". Apm Music. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  4. ^ "The Last Mirage". Bandcamp. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  5. ^ "The Mall". Youtube. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Tim Burgess at Paste Studio NYC live from The Manhattan Center". YouTube. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Here Comes The Weekend". Youtube. Retrieved 21 January 2023.