Latest News

Thomas Keating tells Jen his top 5 video clips of all time. Plus tour info!

THOMAS KEATING ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO TODAY I’M STAYING HOME
+ SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE LAUNCH SHOWS + PETE MURRAY NSW SUPPORT

Jen found out real insight to Thomas Keating’s taste in music videos! Check this out as well as his upcoming tour details.

  1. Adam’s Song – Blink 182

https://youtu.be/2MRdtXWcgIw

I used to love this song when I was about 14, it was the first song I ever played in my first band. I had a single of this song on CD and it had a bonus disk with the video clip on it that you could put in the computer. I was obsessed. 

  1. First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

https://youtu.be/xUBYzpCNQ1I

This is such a beautiful song and I’ve always felt this clip to go with it is really something special. The reactions of the different couples and families on the couch listening to the song really move me. 

  1. The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment – Father John Misty

https://youtu.be/iY37fixfN_A

This man is really clever, I really enjoy the provocative humour within his songs and this clip makes me fell seriously uncomfortable. 

  1. Jubilee Street – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

https://youtu.be/xCxHvNl9MmQ

He’s the coolest and he creates such amazing characters for his songs and stories. I thought this clip captured the story in the song really well. 

  1. Shake It Out – Manchester Orchestra

https://youtu.be/FHSfyypZtag

I love the clip to this song, it is such an epic song and the clip for it is just that too an also hilarious.

Check out Thomas Keating’s music video

 

 

Troubadour Thomas Keating has today announced his introverted new single Today I’m Staying Home, a comforting ode to self-care during times of stress and uncertainty, out February 1  Thomas has also announced a lovely clip to accompany the track, filmed during the recording process of the single, offering rare insight into the private world of an artist in the studio.  Thomas will be celebrating the release of the single with launch gigs in Sydney at The Newsagency on February 8, and Melbourne at Red Betty on February 9.  To cap it off, Thomas has also been announced as the main support act on a very special run of NSW shows with one of Australia’s most loved songwriters, Pete Murray, kicking off at Bateman’s Bay Soldier’s Club on January 16, then moving though Merimbula, Narrabeen, Newcastle, Miranda, and wrapping up in Wollongong at Waves on February 2.

As vulnerable and open as a diary entry, Today I’m Staying Home is musically reminiscent of Matt Corby’s acoustic textures, or even Vance Joy’s vivid lyrical imagery – yet Thomas still manages to craft a world that’s completely his own.  Gentle guitar pulses atop a bed of driving percussion, as Thomas’ one-of-a-kind vocals take centrestage.  Thrilled to be releasing this special track, Thomas explains the inspiration behind the track, “Today I’m Staying Home is inspired by one of those mornings where you wake up with the ‘f*ck its’, and you decide instead of leaving your bed or home to face your life and all the responsibilities that come with being an adult in this world, you just stay in.  I’ve always struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety around the uncertainties and pressures of everyday life, and I guess at the time I wrote the song I was going through such a phase.  I think it’s important to remember that at times it’s okay just to feel like shit –  it’s okay to put your hand up and say  ‘I’m not dealing with this very well.  I need help’.  Mental health is extremely self-alienating, and I’d like to think that we are moving past the stigma of shame that has hung around such ailments for far too long.”

The clip for Today I’m Staying Home feels like a private performance, straight from the artist to the listener.  The studio is warm, and there’s something refreshing about seeing Thomas is his element, skillfully and candidly playing guitar, singing the track and listening back to his work.  Describing the reason for the studio-centric clip, Thomas explains, “I’ve always struggled with being comfortable shooting typical music videos, you know, pretending to sing into the camera as the song plays, for example.  So we just decided to bring the cameras and lighting into the recording sessions, and my friend Kieran Gilfeather shot and directed it for us over a couple of days.  He followed the band and myself around the studio as we put the song together, so the clip is real – what you are seeing is actual takes of us putting the song down.  It was such a comfortable way to make a video.”

In light of the new single, Thomas is set to wow audiences with two very special, very intimate headline shows in February, and an exclusive run of solo shows alongside Pete Murray in NSW.  “I’ve worked really hard on the live show this year and I’m really happy with where it’s at,” enthuses Thomas.  “From a young age I was really inspired by the type of guitar playing made popular by Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Mark Knopfler…I like to do solo sets and also playing with the band.  Both have their challenges.  A lot of time and effort goes into creating even just one song, so having the opportunity to share your efforts with others is really something special.  It feels fantastic to be releasing new music.”

Today I’m Staying Home is out February 1.

THOMAS KEATING SHOWS JAN/FEB 2019

WED JANUARY 16 | BATEMANS BAY SOLDIERS CLUB, BATEMANS BAY, NSW | 18+ *WITH PETE MURRAY

Tickets available from https://www.petemurray.com/

THURS JANUARY 17 | CLUB SAPPHIRE, MERIMBULA, NSW | 18+ *WITH PETE MURRAY

Tickets available from https://www.petemurray.com/

WED JANUARY 30 | NARRABEEN RSL, NARRABEEN, NSW | 18+ *WITH PETE MURRAY

Tickets available from https://www.petemurray.com/

THURS JANUARY 31 | HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE, NSW | 18+ *WITH PETE MURRAY

Tickets available from https://www.petemurray.com/

FRI FEBRUARY 1 | MIRANDA HOTEL, MIRANDA, NSW | 18+ *WITH PETE MURRAY

Tickets available from https://www.petemurray.com/

SAT FEBRUARY 2 | WAVES, WOLLONGONG, NSW | 18+ *WITH PETE MURRAY

Tickets available from https://www.petemurray.com/

FRI FEBRUARY 8 | THE NEWSAGENCY, SYDNEY | 18+

Tickets available from https://www.stickytickets.com.au/79159/thomas_keating.aspx

SAT FEBRUARY 9 | RED BETTY, MELBOURNE | 18+

Tickets available from https://www.stickytickets.com.au/79155/thomas_keating.aspx

 

WEBSITE                    INSTAGRAM              FACEBOOK                SPOTIFY                     APPLE MUSIC           YOUTUBE

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: