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Keep Shelly In Athens is the duo, RΠЯ and Sarah P from… you guessed it, Athens, Greece. Their name comes from a pun on a neighbourhood of Athens called Kypseli. “Yellow Man” and “Our Own Dream” are the first tracks that caught my ear a couple years ago. Beautiful, dreamy, electronic, shoegaze-esque stuff. I know, I say that about a lot of the music here in Big Sonic Heaven. It’s because it’s true and really good, as is Keep Shelly In Athens. They’ve cited a few of their influences being Saint Etienne, Air, Tracey Thorn and Nancy Sinatra which so far I hear none of. But that’s okay cuz I just dig the hell outta them. Since forming in 2010 they’ve pumped out three EP’s, two cassettes, one seven-inch and the latest single “Madmen Love” taken from their forthcoming album At Home due out in September. They’ve also done remixes for Porcelain Raft, Tropics, Body Language, Crazy P, Tycho and have made special appearances on the MMOTHS Heart EP and The New Division Night Escape EP. They appear on seven compilations one of which is for charity where they do a really pretty version of The Jesus And Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey” which you can check out here on their Soundcloud page. Take a listen to “Madmen Love” below and head over to iTunes to buy some of their music.
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