ALREADY CHAMPIONED BY META AS A ‘NEXT GEN ARTIST’ AS FEATURED IN MUSIC WEEK – READ HERE
Coining his very own genre, ‘hyper-rock’, self-proclaimed internet nuisance, montyKeates, is set to make his grand entrance onto the music scene with his debut single “PANIC!” today 27th September. As part of his debut journey, montyKeates will also be taking the stage as a supporting act for South Arcade at London’s Camden Assembly on the very same day.
The single emerges as a powerful and contemplative testament, where the burgeoning artist lays bare his innermost emotions, fearlessly welcoming in the tender embrace of vulnerability. Within this unguarded musical piece, montyKeates openly recognizes the myriad of influences that have intricately woven the fabric of his quest for self-discovery. Along this metamorphic expedition, a profound revelation dawns upon him: his feelings, instead of being weights to carry, serve as the fundamental cornerstones of his very being.
“As an artist, I get to be all the things I felt I couldn’t be,” says montyKeates. “I get to be loud, angry, tell everyone how I feel and not feel guilty about it. Through my artistry, I have learned I deserve to be heard.”
montyKeates musical compositions serve as poignant mirrors to his personal battles, designed to strike a chord with kindred souls who have experienced similar challenges in finding their place in the world. With the imminent release of “PANIC!” he aims to captivate the hearts of music aficionados with his distinctive sonic signature and unfiltered authenticity.
Notably, montyKeates has already garnered recognition by Instagram, being hand picked as one of their ‘Next Gen Artists’—a remarkable accolade achieved prior to the launch of any music. The esteemed Music Week also cast a spotlight on his forthcoming debut, astutely recognizing his burgeoning potential to make seismic ripples within the industry.
As a person, montyKeates offers a nuanced self-description: an individual who is inherently reticent yet profoundly compassionate, with a penchant for employing humour as an armour of defence. Through his musical endeavours, he embarks on a transformative journey—one that entails discarding these protective masks and embracing the full spectrum of his emotions. This voyage paves the way for a journey of self-discovery and eventual healing.
Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge – 20/09*
Manchester – The Lodge, Deaf Institute – 25/09*
London – Camden Assembly – 27/09*
*Supporting South Arcade on their UK tour
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