- 19 Apr 18
Andrew Kavanagh of Irish rockers Keywest on the band’s stunning new album, True North, and their unique bond with their fans.
It’s been quite the week for Keywest. Their new album, True North, was released at the end of March, and the band are fresh off the thrill of playing a sold-out show at Dublin’s Olympia. Indeed, they’re still coming down off that buzz, describing it as a gig lasting two days; a blur of cheers and support from friends and fans.
Thematically, True North focuses on finding one’s true self amidst the noise and clamour of modern life. “It’s a mix of personal reflections and our experience as Keywest,” singer Andrew Kavanagh explains, as he dashes across the city with his phone pressed to his ear in search of somewhere quiet.
“It’s our efforts to find where we fit in the industry. Bands have a constant interest in finding out where they’re going and what they’re doing. You’re looking at other groups, seeing the competition.”