KEEF is the creation of Mike Juvenile & Marc Allan Gibbs formerly of The Juveniles. Having split from the Juveniles, they decided to focus their attention on a new project. KEEF combines the working-class punk elements of The Juveniles with other genres such as psychedelic and indie rock. Their music is very much influenced by their working class roots. Both being from rundown small northern towns, the feeling of alienation, isolation and discontent are engrained within the lyrics and music. They're influenced by artists from similar backgrounds such like Joy Division/New Order, The Verve, The Smiths, The La's, The Stone Roses, Echo & The Bunnymen, to name a few. However, a lot of their influences cover a variety of different genre's, art and experiences.
KEEF is about expressing themselves creatively, using influences and incorporating them in a way to create their own unique sound. KEEF aren't afraid of breaking the rules and creating something unique. Having a wide variety of influences can steer the band in many directions which helps keep themselves entertained and captivated. The lyrics are meaningful, passionate, often truthful, to the point or they can be relatively obscure/vague. What keeps the band entertained is the freedom to express themselves, experimenting with new sounds, ideas and not feeling tied-down to a specific genre or sound. KEEF describe themselves as normal working class lads, honest and real. They're not attempting to put on an act and be something they're not. What you see if what you get with them. Their sound is very much influenced by their surroundings, art, news, society, technology, ideas, people, emotions etc.
After the success of their debut single 'Day In Day Out' based on the monotony of daily life. They embark on their follow up single 'Satellite'.
The Beatles, The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, The La's, Echo and the Bunnymen, David Bowie, The Verve, The Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, The Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Cure, Nirvana, REM.