After signing to Houndstooth last year, The Keep is back with a new EP Apocrypha, which has only very recently been released. Speaking about the new record, The Keep said “‘Apocrypha’ was inspired by a score I had written earlier in the year for a short film titled In Blood. It uses elements of the score and sound design, and some of the film’s themes are reflected in the track.” The Keep spoke with The Fountain about the track as well as the enthusiasm for performing live again.

TF: You have a new track out, what has it been like releasing Apocrypha?

This year has been a strange one to start a new project and grow an audience when performing isn’t really possible. Having said that it’s always a pleasure to share my music.

TF: How would you sum up the single in one sentence?

A moody and tormented half-time beast.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

Mostly just winding down for the year but I’m always looking for inspiration and collecting ideas for the next release.

TF: I note you have also just released an EP, how did that go?

Every idea at this early stage of the project is a bit of an experiment and I’m learning a bit more with each release. Andra EP came out at the start of the pandemic so everything was a bit uncertain but I was happy given the circumstances. 

TF: Do you have a favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

I’ve only played one show as The Keep and that was at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney which is a great little venue above a vintage clothes shop. I am looking forward to playing literally any venue again as soon as it’s possible!