Harry Agius a.k.a Midland and Robbie Redway have been busy writing songs under their AKASE alias for a while now. Pronounced ‘A Case’, as in ‘a case in point’, apparently. Having received a helping hand from Ewan Pearson on production and with a handful of live shows already under their belt, their debut album ‘Graspers’ is finally out on !K7 Records.
The tunes are emotive and atmospheric, this meeting of two musical minds really is a solid fit. Redway’s vocal has got gravitas and the electronic soundscape throughout is an accessible one. Best heard live too, wethinks. If you’re in London town on 3rd March we’d highly recommend heading down to London Fields Brewery for their album launch party.
For a taster of the live show, check out this recent cover they did of The War On Drugs’ ‘Under Pressure’ for Sofar Sounds: