Yes, bands such as ‘The Dillinger Escape Plan’, ‘Reuben’ and ‘Manchester Orchestra’ continue to provide significant creative influence, but their biggest inspiration is rooted in the live circuit, feeding off audiences who are now singing their songs right back at them.
The debut album ‘Good Intent’ was shortlisted for the 2016 AIM Independent Album of the Year, alongside Radiohead, Frank Carter and Skepta. This nomination gave the band a sense of legitimacy and renewed belief, that propelled them into writing album no.2.
As work commenced on their follow up album, a temporary relocation to Austin, Texas and the home of producer ‘Machine’ gave the band some much needed breathing space away from the UK scene. Lewis explains “the new songs focus a lot on becoming disillusioned with your life and more emotionally weary with age. The album has a lot of existential angst, but also a few moments of clarity where it’s saying to just let go, lift your legs and float down the stream”. The album ‘Here’s To The Fatigue’ was released on 30th March 2018 on Marshall Records.