The Kecks, a cross-continental band that Consequence Of Sound has labelled as the Strokes of Hamburg, have emerged from lockdown with a new single. All For Me is a flamboyant pop song featuring clear influences from the likes of David Bowie, Pulp, and The Last Shadow Puppets, and so The Fountain caught up with Joel Phillips from the band on the single and what they are up to in their “bunker.”
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to All For Me?
Joel Phillips: Yeah we’ve been really pleased with how it has been received so far. We were a little anxious as it’s a completely different animal compared to everything else we have released so far, so we weren’t sure how it would be received. But everyone seems to dig this new area we have explored so that is really cool. To be honest, we don’t give a great deal of weight to outside opinions as first and foremost we just make music that we think is dope. If other people like it, then that’s just a bonus.
TF: How would you sum up the single in one sentence?
JP: Dark, melon-cholic space pop with a splash of Bowie.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
JP: We are played a live stream from the famous Huxleys in Berlin. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails and Father John Misty. For the moment, we are just locked away in our bunker where we rehearse. We are writing and playing and waiting for this whole mess to blow over so we can get back out on the road playing proper shows again.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
JP: Molotow in Hamburg is like our second home. Those guys have really looked after us and helped us on our way. We can’t imagine a Hamburg without them. They are so important for the culture and scene here. We have seen so many of our favourite bands from all over the world play there, many before they have gone on to become huge arena acts. It’s vital that we help support them through this crisis. Without Molotow, where would the next big artists develop?!