Saturday 24 March 2018

Black Keys want to 'equal' Beatles

The Black Keys want to equal The Beatles
The Black Keys want to equal The Beatles

The Black Keys have told how they hope to make a record that is equal to the enduring success of their favourite band - The Beatles.

The garage rockers - known for their hit Lonely Boy - from Ohio told the Daily Star they aspire to make an album that equals the diversity and progression of Abbey Road.

Drummer Patrick Carney said: "We are huge fans of The Beatles, they're our favourite band.

"You go listen to the first record, I Want To Hold Your Hand, and then you hear the B-side of Abbey Road, you can hear it's the same voices, but everything's changed.

"That's the benchmark of success to me, and one day hopefully, Dan and I can make a record that is somewhere on that scale."

Pat and Dan Auerbarch's new album Turn Blue has a heavy prog rock influence which the 34-year-old revealed had been influenced by Led Zeppelin.

He said: "I've always been fascinated by making a record that you want to live inside of.

"Led Zeppelin II is a record like that, that I can get really lost in, because they're almost not songs, they're just riffs and beats and space and vocal parts.

"The way they utilised the form of a song always fascinated me."

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