dEUS

dEUS return with a new album on October 3rd. 'Keep You Close' is the follow up to 2008's 'Vantage Point' and was recorded at the band's own studio in their home city of Antwerp over a six month period with producers David Botrill and Adam Noble.

As the title suggests, 'Keep You Close' sees lead singer and lyricist Tom Barman react to 'Vantage Point' with a determination to return the band to a more personal lyrical style and a warmer musical approach. Whilst still immensely proud of 'Vantage Point', Tom felt that its follow up should move away from that album's 'very loud, in your face' sound. Consequently, much of the focus of 'Keep You Close' has been to develop a sound that embraces a more organic and spacious dynamic. To aid this process, and in stark contrast to the studio bound writing approach of 'Vantage Point', the songs that make up 'Keep You Close' were road tested live at festivals throughout the writing and recording period and developed through live rehearsals within the studio to, in Tom's words, ensure that they were 'more mature when it came to recording them'.

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The Quietus have reviewed dEUS's new compilation album 'Selected Songs 1994-2014', released on 24th November. You can read the full review on The Quietus here. You can pre-Order the album here.
Drowned In Sound spent a day with Belgian legends dEUS. Experiencing the band in full swing. You can read the in-depth interview on their site here. It's very detailed and certainly worth a read!