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Introducing: Lake Acacia

21st March 2019

Oxford newcomers LAKE ACACIA are pleased to announce their new EP Broken Circuits, set for release on 3rd June 2019. The band will be playing a handful of select live dates over the coming months, including a date supporting hard rock band The Treatment at O2 Academy Oxford on 21st March 2019.

To celebrate the news, the band are sharing the video for lead single ‘Desynthed’ in full today.

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 3rd June 2019


21.03.19 – Oxford – O2 Academy (w/ The Treatment)
22.03.19 – Banbury – The Wheatsheaf (Desynthed release show)
10.04.19 – Oxford – O2 Academy (w/ King No One)
24.08.19 – Banbury – Vaultstock, The Wine Vaults
29.09.19 – Milton Keynes – The Crauford Arms