Newly settled Silverlake indie rock band, Black Kettle traded their cold Boston winters for sunny Los Angeles, CA in September 2011. Formed in 2008 with songwriters Keeley Bumford (Vocals/Keyboards) and Kailynn West (Vocals/Guitar), the duo released their debut record, "Narrative," in Spring 2010, which earned them a spot on the Boston Phoenix's "Top Five Local Bands" to watch for the upcoming year. After earning a spot as the Deli Magazine's "LA Artist of the Month," they are releasing their Los Angeles EP- four dynamic and charismatic songs. Don't let these happy sounding tunes fool you- its about more than just falling in and out of love. ..
“Fans of Tegan & Sara or Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis would do well to take a flier on Black Kettle’s Narrative. Superbly self-produced… you’ll have these melodies bouncing around in your head for days.” -AbsolutePunk.net
“Black Kettle makes sunny pop/folk songs that will appeal to fans of The Icicles and similarly minded bands, but Black Kettle somehow has more teeth, more soul.” -Boston Band Crush
Recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA. Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Will Kennedy. Recorded & Mixed at Studio P in Pacoima, CA. Mastered by Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab in Ojai, CA. All Songs written by Black Kettle. Photography by Jasmine Safaein. Project Oversight Barbara West. Keys and Vocals by Keeley Bumford, Guitars and Vocals by Kailynn West, Drums by Josh Florian, Bass by Eric Holden, Programming by Kevin Hastings, Strings by Matt Bowen.
Thank you to everyone who so generously helped us with this project every step of the way. Will Kennedy, Eric Holden, Josh Florian, Kevin Hastings, Matt Bowen, Barbara West, Sound City Studios, and both of our families. We love you.