BIO - KETO
Keto: the hypnotic orchestration of Leah Sanderson, offers a fresh and quintessentially English take on millennial folk.
2017 saw Keto perform at the Green Man Festival, Glastonbury festival and support Julia Jacklin on a full UK tour with the final date being at a sold out show at the legendary Scala in London. She played shows in Paris and at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in Reykjavik. Keto caught the attention of PRS, making her one of the recipients of the ‘Women Make Music‘ fund earlier in 2017. With the fund Keto traveled to the Island of Lewes in the Outer Hebrides to record her next collection of songs.
‘Blackened Pool‘ is the first track to be shared from the recording session and stays true to Keto’s effortless sound, gaining support from BBC 6 music's Tom Ravenscroft, Clash magazine and "BBC introducing" amongst others. Her rich and individual voice surrounded by a swell of effortless musicality.
Keto’s debut EP ‘What We Do‘ released in 2016 found fans in BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, Drowned in Sound, Amazing Radio, and Gigwise to name a few. Earlier in 2017 Bear’s Den included Keto's track, Waiting on dreams, on a vinyl compilation featuring their favourite new acts for a special Record Store Day release. Keto also released ‘Superstar’ in Febuary 2017, gaining support from all channels and setting the tone for the rest of the year, it was described by For The Rabbits as “musically sublime..combining dextrous guitar picking, with swathes of lush strings.”
Keto has played shows alongside Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding, Lower Dens, Teleman,Cattle and Cane, Black Honey, Tom Brosseau and Bob Mould.
“There’s plenty to be excited about.” – Drowned in Sound
“The beguiling outfit produce some of the most original music listeners have heard for years enticing the listener into a world of dreamscapes and wonder.” –Gigantic
“Always truly impressive. .. When you see Keto perform life it’s truly mesmerising.” -BBC Introducing, Dean Jackson
“Sanderson’s voice is something truly unique, being both powerful and eccentric.”– Music For Lunch
Keto's next release is due March/April 2018.
PRS Foundation: http://prsfoundation.com/grantees/women-make-music-keto/
Gold Flake Paint: https://www.goldflakepaint.co.uk/new-music-keto-superstar/