Oxford Alt-Rock newcomers Lake Acacia confront reality in their latest video.
Lake Acacia have announced their new EP Broken Circuits, set for release on 3 June 2019. The band will be playing a handful of select live dates over the coming months. To celebrate the news, the band are sharing the video for lead single Desynthed in full.
Commenting on the single, the band said: “Desynthed is all about breaking out of a synthesised reality that you’ve created for yourself in order to keep the peace and avoid conflict, despite the fact that it isn’t what you truly believe in, and doesn’t really make you feel happy or complete.”
Lake Acacia are a young and fiercely ambitious alt-rock band from Oxford, consisting of Adam Budd, Tim Groethe and Joe Homer. Formed in 2016, the band have spent the last three years gaining notoriety in their native hometown and surrounding areas on a series of high-profile support slots, variously appearing alongside Flogging Molly, Allusinlove, and I Cried Wolf.
Their distinct take on alt-rock—colliding super-heavy riffs with unexpectedly delicate washes of three part harmonies—is best experienced live, where the untamed energy that punctuates their engaging performances sees them making a huge impact for such a condensed and pared-down unit.
The band’s debut EP Figure Frame was released in September 2017 and earned them early praise for its well-crafted, multi-dimensional rock music. Since the release, both singles from the EP—Hold Fast and Self Restraint—have been featured on BBC Introducing numerous times. Most recently they were selected by Kerrang! Magazine as one of the regional winners at this year’s Fireball’s Hottest Band competition.
On their new record, Broken Circuits, Lake Acacia present a further exploration of their contrasting heavy rock sound—at once harbouring both a more introspective and artistic approach to their songwriting, and the irrepressibly vigorous ambition and energy that’s fuelled their early successes to date.
From fast-paced riffs to 80s-influenced ambient progressive rock, the EP is packed with dramatically contrasting dynamics and densely stacked layers of their lush three-part harmonies. Broken Circuits is released on 3 June 2019.
Lake Acacia live dates:
22 March – The Wheatsheaf, Banbury (Desynthed release show)
10 April – O2 Academy, Oxford (w/ King No One)
24 August – Vaultstock, The Wine Vaults, Banbury
29 September – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes