Hot on the heels of Craven Faults’ album last week, we bring you another spectacular debut from the north of England, in the shape of Keeley Forsyth’s Debris. There’s something in the water up here. Minimal arrangements put Keeley’s extraordinary emotive voice front and centre. This is the perfect January album – rain, high winds and black hills.
We think this is the start of something very special, and it seems we’re not alone in that…
“The new Scott Walker”
“Debris is an astonishing debut, not just for the power of the songs, but for the journey they trace”
“Reminiscent of Nico, or Karen Dalton, Beth Gibbons at the edges – leaving the deepest impression”
“This deeply melancholic brand of haunting, sparse folk is as intoxicating as it is unsettling”
“It may be only January, but Debris gives the overwhelming impression that one of the defining releases of 2020 may already be upon us.”
★★★★½ Music OMH
“Debris can join Nick Cave’s last two albums as the soundtrack to your loneliest moments, the hand you will want to grasp when you come apart, a voice that will touch your sadness and change your world tonight.”
★★★★½ God Is In The TV
“This is a boldly honest and startling debut.”
Keeley celebrates the release of her album at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen today with two performances. There is a short run of dates in the UK later this month, with more shows coming soon.