Sixth album, plus live shows in the offing
After a five year break from during which individual members pursued other projects, three founder members – Jason Mendonca, Paul Scanlan and David Gray – have returned to their original purpose; to create new, exciting and innovative music. Complemented by the addition of bass player Nathaniel Underwood, AKERCOCKE are presently producing their 6th studio album, which is tabled for an Autumn release.
Front man Jason says of their return – “The time is right and the time is now. We’ve been back to the woodshed, writing a host of new songs that have progressed our aesthetic forward again. We are loving the creative process and are humbled by the response from our fans concerning our musical return. Akercocke 2016 continues as a positive force, driven by the reasons we began the band in the first place. Expect drama, chaos, new textures and atmospheres enveloped by the hallmarks that have defined our sound. There is much excitement at our HQ as we prepare to air new material as well as smashing out some favourites from albums past.”
The band’s first live appearance in five years will be at the prodigious Bloodstock Open Air Festival on Friday 12th of August. Check http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/ for more info.