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									Keyboard Rebel
Debut album – Pop Grenade Release date: 13 October 2008
Contact: mike@slicknine.com / tel. 07817692218

Manchester indie mavericks Keyboard Rebel release their explosive debut album “Pop Grenade” on 13th October – a tale of justice, guerilla war and love in the forest. Having begun their career on the city’s Twisted Nerve imprint with an intimate cover of Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” on limited edition 7” vinyl, the band’s first long player appears on their own Slick Nine label, recorded in a Welsh 17th Century farmhouse and featuring the group’s trademark warmth and eclectic instrumentation. Themes of swashbuckling justice, hard fought romance and villains who get their comeuppance permeate through the album, with the band opting to donate all proceeds from the record to Amnesty via the lovingly created www.popgrenade.net, which features the sumptuous artwork of regular Rebel sleeve designer Bea Turner. Guest producers on the album include Ruth Skipper (sister of The Holloways’ Rob), who takes time out as one half of the delectable “The Moulettes” to produce, sing backing and play bassoon on the “Forest Song”. The rest of the record is kept closer to home, with production duties shared between the band themselves and friend and engineer Jonny Duncan. The album’s title reflects not only the record’s political slant, but also the band’s overarching musical philosophy, with only three of the eleven songs breaking the three minute barrier, and all recorded with a firm commitment to get in, deliver the hooks, and get out. The album will receive a special live airing from a full band Rebel line up at London’s exclusive Bourne & Hollingsworth (http://www.bourneandhollingsworth.com) on Thursday 11th September, before the record’s full release on digipak CD and digital download the following month. www.popgrenade.net 1 of 2

Keyboard Rebel is:
Mike Bray (songwriter, vox, keys, guitars) Tom Butlin (keys, recorder) Kate Reynolds (flute, vox) Rob Jackson (bass, drums, cornet, accordian) Denis Osborne (drums, bass, guitars, production)

Photos:
’Pop Grenade’ high res sleeve: www.slicknine.com/highres_popgrenadecover.jpg ’Pop Grenade’ medium res sleeve: www.slicknine.com/mediumres_popgrenadecover.jpg Keyboard Rebel band photo: www.slicknine.com/keyboardrebel2.jpg

Links:
Pop Grenade album website: www.popgrenade.net Keyboard Rebel: www.myspace.com/keyboardrebel Slick Nine Records: www.slicknine.com

Contact:
mike@slicknine.com Tel. 07817692218

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