2018 marks the 15th anniversary of one of our favourite indie-folk/rock bands here at AUK, Great Lake Swimmers (not to be confused with the also great Great Lakes) and today they’ve announced a new album: ‘The Waves, The Wake’ comes out on 17th August via Nettwerk Records. Recorded in the 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario and produced by Chris Stringer, lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekker decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. He further digressed from previous songwriting patterns by looking at each track individually and then tailoring the instrumentation to bring each song to life in its own distinctive way.
The new record is preceded by a six-track EP titled ‘Side Effects’ which comes out today and that features new songs ‘The Talking Wind, Falling Apart’ and title track ‘Side Effects’ (which is absolutely lovely) as well as fan favourites ‘Your Rocky Spine, Quiet Your Mind’ and ‘I Became Awake’. Watch the official music video for The Talking Wind below: