We have watched Unkeepable transform right in front of us over the years, it’s been some development since the first time we met frontman Stephen on his journey in Edinburgh in 2014. It was August and we were running our stage during the Fringe Festival, a solo guitarist just fresh from the train with only his guitar and a bag, Stephen approached us looking for a set. At the time we were fully booked and Stephen left his CV with us (the only thing that had his house number on). To this day, still one of the more odd gig bookings we’ve had. A few days later an opening on the stage came round and we contacted Stephen, took a chance and right enough he turned up and deliver a flawless acoustic making his first stamp on Edinburgh.
Its been some time since I last heard Stephen live, but with some time away it’s clear to see that the Unkeepable front man has been hatching a plan of re-branding and new material. Armed with a new single “Pedestal” newly formed band Unkeepable are here in Edinburgh and are going to be making their presence known. Stephen has combined a solid band of musicians from various backgrounds consisting of Danny Appolinari, coming from a bluesy rock background he brings some stunning guitar parts and solos, Nick Ross (Drums) from an indie rock background provides a tight rhythmic platform to each track, together with bassist Adam Taylor they hold everything together like a groovy glue. And together the new band transform the once solo acoustic tracks into upbeat indie pop pleasers. The latest release pedestal was recorded in Glasgow’s Kytoi Studios by chart topping producer Marc Freegard and released officially released on 26th March.
We have all been there, we have all experienced it our very own “Pedestal” and though we may not be writers and are able to express our own experiences, frontman Stephen certainly can and puts it all onto a notepad for us to relate to. With a very noticeable Ed Sheeran influence to Unkeepable particularly in the roots of frontman Stephen, the band touch on 70s and 80s guitar rock music. If you are looking for some light listening this is a perfectly written pop sing-a-long single; however saying this Unkeepable are not a one trick pony and have a great deal to deliver.