Keith Canisius can be placed on any HMV shelf he likes. The fact is, the US born, Danish inhabitant and self-taught producer has an EP that will make your auditory canal as happy as a pig in shit.
Now I could sit and preach that Save the Sharks is a mix of Friendly Fires, Stone Roses, Ben Howard, Ian Archer and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, but I will not allow you to listen to Keith Canisius based on this analogy – £5 flat fee fines to those that do. Instead, open up that mind to the fact that there is an artist that simply does not conform to genres but manages just to be Keith Canisius without having to Madonna-esque re-invent themselves or go through the (spoken in that ‘I’ve had a fake all-nighter with 30 minutes’ sleep on the bonnet of my tour manager’s car’ voice) “oh yeah man, we are much more mature now and I think that really reflects on the record.” Keith manages five years of re-invention (excluding weird phase) on a single record.
Sod it Just listen to it – I’m off to get my Jaffa cakes….. Biscuits ……. Cakes ……. Maybe I should just go for shortbread ???
Words: Ross Emerick