After one fine, one great and one distinctly average album, Midlake are back with a new song and, to an extent, a new style.
The band have always stated their intention to grasp hold of different influences with each release and it seems that the band have been listening to, well, Midlake during the writing of their new album, Antiphon. Touching upon aspects of their last three releases, the first song to be released from the new album sounds at first sounds quite psychedelic, but scratch the surface, the old tricks are all their; folk and soft-rock palettes, Gregorian harmonies and dynamic, driving, Neil Young-esque guitar solos.
Hopefully, this will be their most distinct style yet, a sound all of their own making.
Antiphon will be released on 4 November 2013 via Bella Union.