Keel Her

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Keel Her is the musical recording project of Rose Keeler-Schaffeler, from Winchester, Hampshire, England. She 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, Rose learnt the violin, but is largely a self-taught musician; she plays guitar, bass, keyboards and sings. Keeler-Schaffeler has described her writing process as being like a "stream of consciousness".[2] She frequently collaborates with musicians including friend and lo-fi bedroom musician R. Stevie Moore,[3] and has worked with other artists such as Hot Sugar, Linda Smith, Nikki Kvarnes (Those Darlin's) and Sean Armstrong (Spinning Coin).

In 2012, when living in Brighton, Rose signed to Critical Heights (sister label of Fire Records) where she released three singles and a self-titled LP. Keel Her left the label in 2015, choosing to self-release and work with independent labels.

Her self-titled debut album, Keel Her, was released by Critical Heights in 2014, however her extensive repertoire can be downloaded online; with over 20 releases on Bandcamp[4] (for free or donation) and new demos which are regularly uploaded to Soundcloud. She currently resides in Totnes, Devon.

Keel Her released her second album, With Kindness, on 7 June 2019 released on Tim Burgess' O Genesis label. [5]

She has recently been part of Tim Burgess' touring band, visiting the US in March 2020 where their tour was curtailed by the pandemic, but they were able to perform in a few New York venues and in a live session at Paste Studio. [6] Rose also featured in Tim's official video of "The Mall".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shut Up and Listen". Shut Up and Listen. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  2. ^ "The Quietus | Features | Escape Velocity | The Avalanche Of Rose: An Interview With Keel Her". The Quietus. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  3. ^ "The Quietus | Features | Escape Velocity | The Avalanche Of Rose: An Interview With Keel Her". The Quietus. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  4. ^ "KEEL HER". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  5. ^ Keel Her. "With Kindness". www.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Tim Burgess at Paste Studio NYC live from The Manhattan Center". YouTube. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  7. ^ "The Mall". YouTube. Retrieved 25 May 2021.