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What the begeesus is Keser?
Keser is a two piece band from Scotland who create a unique style of instrumental guitar-based electronica music. They have released 3 albums to date on Alex Tronic Records; Esoteric Escape, Robo_Ghost, and Audeamus to critical acclaim – and on the rare occasion, acclaimed criticism.
When was Keser formed?
In 2005 – with a drum machine, a guitar, 5 songs, an amp powered by sheer hope, and the promoter filling in on bass at the first live show.
What is the live set up now?
Guitar, bass, effects pedals, two drum machines, keyboards, sampler, and about 300 yellow Dunlop plectrums over the years.
How was the name Keser chosen?
There was a Keser graffiti symbol in Edinburgh with, bizarrely, a circle drawn above it and 3 dots after it. Somehow it must have seemed an appropriate sign at the time to name a band after. You can pronounce it any way you choose.
Have the band done anything major of note?
Plenty. Live shows have included UK and Scandinavian tours. They have supported Christ., Ulrich Schnauss, The Phantom Band, Sleepy Sun, Amazing Baby and Thomas Truax. Festival appearances have included The Edinburgh Fringe, Rockness, Reeperbahn (Hamburg), Sled Island (Calgary), and NXNE (Toronto).
They have had tracks played on various radio shows including BBC Radio Scotland, XFM, Radio K (USA), and Static Airwaves (Canada). Their tracks featured on an Edinburgh Festival show entitled En Route, a preview of which was aired on the BBC 2 programme The Culture Show; where their song Arizona State was blasted out to all and sundry. After releasing Robo_Ghost, they set up their own studio in Glasgow and produced Audeamus. They once spoke to a German band at the Reeperbahn festival who they thought were Biffy Clyro, and ran away when they realised they were mistaken.
Where can I find their music?
Their three CD albums are available worldwide in all good record shops, thanks to Alex Tronic Records’ distribution deals. The CD albums can also be bought from Alex Tronic Records, the Keser shop, online stores such as Amazon, Play, Psyshop, Discogs, etc. The album downloads are available from all the usual retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, emusic, junodownload, Spotify, etc. We recommend that you buy organically from record shops though where possible, to fulfill the circle of life.
When can I see them live?
Check out the Live Events page for updates.