Feb 06, 2018


Sydney-based indie rock aficionado and prolific storyteller Thomas Keating is no newcomer to the local music scene. Having crafted intimate tales of home and country life since he first broke onto the scene back in 2012 with his band Thieves who later morphed into Good Counsel. At the end of 2016, Good Counsel called it a day, allowing Thomas Keating to return to his singer songwriter roots. His first solo endeavour and debut single ‘Begin Again’ is now out.

Baring his soul, ‘Begin Again’ is an apt alternative-country take on the personal struggles of starting afresh and reflects on past experiences and serves as a microcosm for Keating’s bright and promising future. Drawing inspiration from classic rock and roll luminaries Gareth Liddiard, Nick Cave, The Triffids, Paul Kelly and more, Thomas bunkered down at the beginning of 2017 and wrote his forthcoming debut album slated for release in the second half of 2018.

Produced by Gordon Burke at Sydney’s Ever Land Studios, Engineered by Dorny Mayes and self-mixed in Keating’s Frenchs Forest apartment, ‘Begin Again’ features old musical buddies Jenny McCullagh on violin (I Know Leopard), drummer Tim Parsons, and bassist Gavin Perkins.

Begin Again is available now.