Banbury's Lake Acacia release new single
Banbury alt rock trio, Lake Acacia, consisting of members Joe Homer, Adam Budd and Tim Groethe, have started the year as they mean to go on with a new single, tour dates and a whole lot of energy.
The new single, Headcase, released today, sees the band revisit the subject of mental health as they did with last years single, Any Day Now. Headcase will be part of a four track EP to be released in March.
Tim, who plays bass, said: "The other songs are pretty much done, there going to be released with the EP along with the last single we released, The Weekend."
The band have also continued to take full creative responsibility for the single, recording and producing it themselves.
Tim said: "It's a good feeling when you get positive responses and it's only you that has had any input. When you do everything yourself you know exactly what is going on, it's easier to keep track of everything."
Drummer Joe added: "You can experiment a little bit more as well. When you're paying for time in a studio you feel you have to get something down, there's always that pressure."
Although the band have enough material to release a full blown album the choice to release their third EP in March is a strategic one as the band continue to build a fan base.
Tim said: "From what I have heard from other bands albums are quite hard when your not necessarily that big. We are doing alright but we're not massively known, we're not a really big band yet."
Joe added: "I think it is also how long they take to make. It's more beneficial to do a single sometimes as you can release them more frequently. We're at the stage where we could easily be forgotten about if we don't keep releasing."
Banbury residents will get a chance to add their names to their growing fan club by catching them live at the Wheatsheaf pub on George Street on Saturday, February 29.
They will also be playing gigs in Milton Keynes and Oxford during February.