The New Album...

After striking it triple-platinum with their debut long-player, The Message, Keywest are primed and ready to build on that success with an even more ambitious collection. The follow-up, Joyland, arrives on September 25 and it's not just any old release. A double album, it places dark, moody Americana alongside acoustically-driven, floor-filling festival singalongs. Raw and rhythmic, it chimes perfectly with the sound of the band on the streets. With songs written while busking that have become favourites in venues at home and abroad, Keywest are equipped to make a huge connection.

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KEYWEST Album Launch

The Place: 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Date: Friday September 25th at 6.30pm

Read on to apply for a pair of complimentary tickets to the launch of Keywest's hugely-anticipated second album, JOYLAND...

With the forthcoming record acting as something a sonic distillation of their journey so far, playing on the streets, rambling far and wide, Keywest are keen to ensure its launch is something special and in keeping with the themes of songs such as 'Reaper At The Door', 'Soldier On' and 'Carousel'.

Prepare then, for a unique trip back in time to a vintage circus, complete with sideshows, in 4 Dame Lane. Oh, and there will be tunes too. Lots of tunes! The event will be streamed to the band's 60,000 fans on Facebook, but there's nothing quite like being there. Here's your chance to see the act voted 'Most Promising Band' by Hot Press readers up close and personal.

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Watch Keywest's Hot Press Storeroom Sessions September 2015

Keywest came into Hot Press HQ earlier this week for a photo session – and to specially record a couple of tracks for the Storeroom Sessions.

There was huge excitement in the build-up: we just know that these guys are going to be huge, and so the opportunity to see them in action again, in glorious close-up, right here in the Hot Press offices in Trinity Street, was an opportunity not to be missed. When they were set up and ready to rock, our resident Corkman Colm O’Regan fired a few questions at the band – and we have the video evidence below to prove it! That’s right – the wonderful Colm does actually do a bit of work when he is in the office – between smoke breaks, that is…

And then to the music! The band were in characteristically compelling form, belting out two tracks from their superb new album, Joyland: first a wonderful version of ‘Reaper At My Door’; and then an addictive ‘Carousel’. And all we could say at the end was: ‘Whew!’ Over and over again...

They were brilliant. And you can watch these exclusive performances right here. Lucky fans will see them perform both at the special launch party in 4 Dame Lane on Friday night. In the meantime, hey ho! Let’s go! Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the wonderfully talented KEYWEST!