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Kenelis / Press

“Fantastic live performance. Make sure you catch them this year”


“Fronted by Mel Sanson, one of the mightiest rock ladies on these shores”

When Sally Met Sally

“All the infectious elements of yesterday’s unruly music scene that’s absent from a lot of what’s sifted through today’s sound waves”

Alt Sounds

“Breeders meets Belly retooled with a hardcore framing”

God Is In The Tv

“We need a cool band to rock our socks off and we have found the perfect band in the form of Keneli”

Room Thirteen

“This pretty much proves how good they are in one sentence as these support slots are not for shitty punk bands with no future”

Punk Prospect

"After wowing the crowd last year with emotional powerhouse songs and explosive performances, the band is back with new tracks taken from their forthcoming second album as well as putting a new twist on some old favourites..."

Get Hampshire/Surrey in reference to Kenelis at Guilfest Rocksound Cave

"Kenelis frontwoman Mel Sanson is far from being a shrinking violet by any stretch of the imagination"

Screaming Tarts

"A very haunting yet aggressive rock sound which can at times be very heartfelt and moving"


"Kenelis are a breath of fresh air for the future of rock music"

Learning is Fun

"Kenelis have an insane amount of potential"


"Mel Sanson (lead vocals) has, honestly, one of the most versatile and moving voices I have heard in a long time"

Miss Morrison's Mix

"Singer Mel Sanson is a rock powerhouse, thrashing her head from side to side and belting out angst-ridden songs like it’s her last night on stage"

Get Hampshire/Surrey

"driving riffs underpinned by a crunching bass line... under a caustic cauldron of fierce some menace"

Losing Today

"Kenelis have a great front woman in Mel Sanson who managed to keep us all entertained and engaged with her boundless energy on stage"

Hathor Music

"With 'Sick' they take their lead from the angsty grunge then mix it with powerful punk and top it off with lyrics that grab you and don't let go" 12/13 Sick Review "Good stuff and I think it’s fair to say that Kenelis are one of the bands of the day" 12/13 Guilfest Live Review 2010

Room Thirteen

"It’s powerful stuff, with the spectrum of musical moods packed into just the one song reflecting the singer’s troubled state of mind spectacularly"

Gaydar Radio

"Kenelis were the real reason behind us attending this gig, and were on next with a standing out set of pure anger, aggression and rage.."

The Gig Reviewer

"Last summer we profiled the awesome alternative rock band Kenelis, and now they’re back with a new single, new tour dates!"


"LGBT Rock fans are in for a treat this summer"

Gay UK News

"The main stage was the focus of most attention with the delights of rock band Kenelis"

Sheffield Pride

"They know how to lift a crowd"

Diva Magazine

"We love... rock band Kenelis"

G3 Magazine

"One of the UK's next generation Stadium Rockers"

Loud Horizon Magazine

"Keep a close eye on this lot"