KEIKETSU‘s 1st album Scapegoat, released in 2017 on their own Hikan Label, will be repressed onto vinyl limited to 500 copies by Break The Records.
KEIKETSU made their presence known, immediately selling out their 3-way split between NO NO NO and EYESCREAM and then releasing their 7″ single Double Bind in rapid succession. Fans who’ve checked their releases should know that the backbone of KEIKETSU is far from simple. In this age when we are overfed information on punk and hardcore, bands can develop a taste for something unique to intrigue us. Speaking of Scapegoat, this work displays a feel for the course of change KEIKETSU experienced to become the band they are now. It radiates a tension that is neither hesitant or repressing but stems from a deep conflict. Although sometimes damn near crazy, lyrics in their native Japanese shed light on a certain “humanness” and a worldview with a glimpse of true reality. Like shadows shaped under a bright sun, we must confront what is exposed to us–but the hidden charm of listening to our native language is exactly this.