Xander & The Keys

Xander and the Keys are set to release their 3rd Single “Faux Embrace” on the 11th February. The song is inspired from a poem by Abdul Rauf Benlagha and in his words “Faux embrace was born out of a false connection one can sometimes have with reality. This, in part was observed through the malaise of being a mature adult”. Deep words indeed but I can’t help think that many who listen to the song will totally understand exactly what he means from personal experiences.

The single is quite a departure from anything that the band have released before and the first with the band’s new line up. The single kicks off with a little ambient bass before Xander’s intense vocals kick in alongside some impressive layered guitars. The tune has a huge amount of depth and with each listen you can hear something different going on. The combination of a more pronounced rhythm section and some impressive guitar work shows a great new direction from the band who are set to release the single via the signup platform in connection with Island records.

The band have announced a tour to coincide with the single release on the following dates:

10th Sheffield, Rocking Chair
11th Bournemouth, Chaplin’s Cellar Bar
12th London, Fiddlers Elbow
17th Southampton, The Hobbit
18th Nottingham, Running Horse
23rd Bournemouth, OíNeillís
25th Cricketers Arms, Wimborne

Xander & The Keys

Xander Allen (Vocals/guitar)
Richard Barker (Drums)
Dan Edwards (Lead guitar)
James Morel (Bass)


Manager: Luke Adams – mbmmanagement@live.com

Words by David Chinery (Chinners).

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