The Keepers are a four-piece Indie and Mod inspired band from Northampton, England. They are made up of Jordan Jones – guitar and lead vocals, Liam Taylor – guitar and backing vocals, Oli Rumens – bass, and Taylor Hart – drums. Jordan Jones founded the band in 2015 and the band released their debut EP, No Exit, in October of that year. You can find it on Soundcloud or buy it on iTunes. One year later, they released the single, “Lancashire Rose,” which has a psychedelic sound with a touch of punk. You can listen to it on Spotify or buy it on iTunes.
The band will debut their follow up single, “Here Comes Spring,” on the radio on the 5th of May and release it on the 9th of June.
The single has a psychedelic, droning, polished sound reminiscent of Temples and The Urges. It shows a growth and evolution in their sound since their debut EP, sounding more complex and layered. It has an energetic, garage rock feel and will make you feel like it’s the late 60s again. The vocals by Jordan Jones have a Britpop and British Indie sound, the guitars by Jordan Jones and Liam Taylor have a psych sound and they work well together, and the rhythm section by Oli Rumens and Taylor Hart is solid, adding layers to the song.
The artwork for the single, which has a beautiful, trippy film photography look, fitting perfectly with the sound of the song, is by Jordan’s girlfriend Nallie.
Overall, I would give this single 5 stars and I am looking forward to future work by the band and I see them making it big in the psych scene. Give The Keepers a listen! You won’t regret it!
Update: The Keepers debuted their single on BBC Introducing in Northampton on 29 April. Click here to listen to the programme.