Currently caught up in a furious tide of creative energy, Esben And The Witch have delivered one studio album and a split LP (with Thought Forms) in a little over twelve months.
Yet the band aren't satisfied. Amicably parting company with Matador, the group formed their own label - Nostromo Records - and launched a Kickstarter fund for their new album.
With backing secured, Esben And The Witch flew out to Chicago's Electrical Audio studios to work on their third studio album (proper) with Steve Albini.
A much more intimate, sparse recording, upcoming full length 'A New Nature' will be released on September 1st. Sayeth the band:
"We wanted to create a record that had a level of purity to it. To strip away the layers and loops and see what lay beneath. To keep things naked, unadorned and raw. The three of us, in a room, making noise. We looked to create a more primal record, full of human emotion and sonic intensity. Drawing on themes of endurance, strength, determination and self-actualisation. Themes that have always inspired us but perhaps, only now, a few years down the line, a few years of touring under our belts, we feel we have the confidence and maturity to explore and shout about."
Check out the album's penultimate track 'Blood Teachings' below.
Photo Credit: Oliver Abraham