Video: The Black Keys’ Live On BBC Radio 1 2012

The Black Keys’ recently played live to air on DJ Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show.  Watch the recorded livestream here:


As Zane Lowe pointed out, The Black Keys’ have a long history of live to air performances on BBC Radio. Legendary BBC DJ John Peel was an early supporter and gave the band airtime in 2003. Listen to the Peel Sessions here.

Zane Lowe is the heir apparent to the John Peel legacy. A famed DJ influencer in his own right, Lowe was the first to play Brothers‘ Tighten Up anywhere in 2010 and was given the honour of being the first to play El Camino‘s Run Right Back in 2011.


Listen: ‘Tighten Up’ Off The Black Keys’ New Album ‘Brothers’

The Black Keys have given influential BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe the first listen and play of the Danger Mouse produced track ‘Tighten Up’ off their new ‘Brothers‘ album.

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Is ‘Tighten Up’ then the lead single from the album even though ‘Howling For You’ is being released as a 12″ on April 17 in the USA?

Zane says:

From out of nowhere comes a Black Keys album called ‘Brothers’. No word on the grape vine, no rumour, no warning, no nuttin’. No complaints. Big fan of Black Keys. Always have been. And the new tune ‘Tighten Up’ adds a little sweet soul to their dynamic blues. Here’s hoping the other 14 tracks match up. As if they won’t.

I’m not sure where Zane’s been if he’s a big fan and not known the new ‘Brothers’ album is on its way – obviously not checking in on this website regularly 🙂


The Black Keys have now added the track to their MySpace page for streaming. Listen to the song without the interview and intro there.

Check out the video for Tighten Up here.

What do you think of the track?