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NEWS: Liverpool’s Keyside release reflective coming-of-age single ‘Turn Back Time’

Liverpool four-piece, Keyside, are front and centre of the burgeoning scene that is revitalising the city’s sound, with their festival-ready anthems and breezy brand of guitar-driven indie that have lit up Liverpool’s O2 Academy and Manchester’s Albert Hall. Their new single ‘Turn Back the Time,’ out today, showcases a more atmospheric side to their sound, leaning into the brooding depths that lurk within their music. Playing honey-sweet guitars off against evocative and cryptic lyrics, tastemakers and fans alike are welcoming them as a burst of youthful energy, with their quintessential Mersey sound and an authentic Liverpudlian identity.

Their latest track,‘Turn Back Time‘ is lush with nostalgia and soothsaying reflection. Hazy jangles and melismatic harmonies float, feather-light between the past and present like a waking dream, rooted with cavernous percussion. The psychedelic swirls subtly nod to both the ’60s and ’90s as the shimmering guitars twinkle like the shards of a glitterball at the last dance of a prom. Though laced with smoky nostalgia, their youthful spark buoyantly glides through the track with stylish poise.

Turn Back the Time’ is a mature, atmospheric addition to their repertoire, centring around
reflective and deeply personal lyrics from lead singer Dan Parker. Haunting guitars blossom
around the vocals with cinematic richness, while Oisin McAvoy’s cavernous drums lend a hard
edge to the searching rhetorical questions that repeat through the song. Parker captures the
bittersweetness of the loss of youth with raw emotion in the chorus as he repeats, “Where did
it go? Where did we go?”
As he has explained about the song’s coming-of-age subject matter:
“We don’t get time back, but we learn from it.”

Signed with the Northwest powerhouse label Modern Sky (home to breakthrough artists such
as Jamie Webster and The Lottery Winners), the band have been steadily pumping out a
stream of buoyant, catchy singles with a carefree youthful verve.

Keyside have confidently supported artists such as Shed Seven and Jamie Webster and
their ebullient live sets have further enchanted the Isle of Wight Festival, Sound City
(Liverpool) and the Waterfront crowd at Eurovision 2023. Capturing the imagination of John
(Radio X), Dave Monks (BBC Introducing) and Gary Crowley (BBC Radio London)

Rapidly finding their feet, the band are preparing to release their debut EP in March 2024, produced by hitmaker Chris Taylor, featuring ‘Turn Back the Time’ as well as early fan favourite ‘Angeline’ (already at 43K+ streams on Spotify). They continue to pack out shows, ahead of their first headline show of the year on 23rd March at Liverpool’s Arts Club Loft which is already sold out with more dates TBC.

‘Turn Back the Time’ is out today across all streaming platforms.

Live Dates

MARCH 23rd: Arts Club Loft, Liverpool (Support: Alex Spencer & East Exchange)
MAY 4th/5th: Sound City, Liverpool

Modern Sky UK – Turn Back The Time (disco.ac)

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