by tom johnson
Quietly amassing acclaim from all the right corners of the UK music scene – from Glastonbury Festival and 6Music to a host of blogs – Keto celebrates her forthcoming tour in support of Julia Jacklin with a beautiful new single – and we’re very pleased to share the tender “Superstar” today.
Led by that often fascinating lead vocal, the track simmers with graceful folk traditions, soft and delicate strings underpinning the whole track but subtly dictating the whole piece forward, like low lying fog lining a winding road that is otherwise unseen. Trembling through four minutes of tenderness, there’s little fluctuation to the track but such balance makes it an even more compelling listen, the hypnotic sway of Leah Sanderson’s voice and lyricism hovering just above the beautiful instrumentation that accompanies it throughout.
The new single is streaming below from today; Keto plays a couple of shows in Paris this month before heading out with Julia Jacklin. Here are the full set of dates:
Upcoming tour dates:
Fri 27th Jan – La Bellevoise, Melodica Festival, Paris
Mon 30th Jan – Le Pop In, Paris
Weds 22nd Feb – Green Door Store, Brighton with Julia Jacklin
Thurs 23rd Feb – Soup Kitchen, Manchester with Julia Jacklin
Fri 24th Feb – Bodega,Nottingham with Julia Jacklin
Mon 27th Feb – King Tuts, Glasgow with Julia Jacklin
Tues 28th Feb – Headrow House, Leeds with Julia Jacklin
Weds 1st Mar – Louisiana, Bristol with Julia Jacklin
Thurs 2nd Mar – Scala, London with Julia Jacklin
Friday 3rd Mar – Booth Hall, Hereford