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Approved: Keep Shelly In Athens

By | Published on Thursday 10 February 2011

Keep Shelly In Athens

Keep Shelly In Athens hail from – well I never – Athens in Greece. Thankfully, neither of the duo are called Shelly, meaning they’re free to purvey their music in locations the world over. Most importantly, in my London-based ears. And yours, if you like. And you should like, because the music that producer RΠЯ and vocalist Sarah P make is a kind of dreamy late night/early morning pop that feels like it’s burrowed into your chest and tried to inflate you. Yes, that good.

As well as original tracks, such as the two that will make up their new double A-side single ‘Hauntin Me/Song To Cheer You Up’, they’ve also been responsible for various brilliant remixes, including reworks of CMU favourites Porcelain Raft and Steve Mason. In the case of the latter, they reworked the title song of his ‘Boys Outside’ album into a dark, trumpet-led house track. You can hear these remixes, tracks from the duo’s debut EP, and ‘Hauntin Me’ (out via Transparent on 21 Feb) on SoundCloud.