ABBY ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM ‘HEXAGON’ AND PREMIERE DEBUT SINGLE ‘HUSH’
THE GERMAN FOUR-PIECE DROP THE FIRST TRACK FROM THEIR SECOND FULL-LENGTH, OUT OCTOBER 2ND ON ISLAND RECORDS, FEATURING PAN-POT AND BRANDT BRAUER FRICK
‘A lush and moving track, continually escalating until it falls back down to a quiet and stirring ending.’ Consequence of Sound
On 2nd October, German quartet ABBY unveil their second album, Hexagon, via Island Records. The album sees them widening their already-considerable sonic palette, incorporating more electronic elements into their epic brand of dark psychedelia.
After a string of EPs, which included collaborations with Moderat, George Morales and Apparat, and an appearance on John Talabot’s DJ-Kicks compilation, 2013 saw the release of ABBY’s debut albumFriends and Enemies. It immediately earned the band a dedicated following across Europe, as well as heavy rotation on German radio. The band shared stages with the likes of Everything Everything and…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, as well as sensational sets at SXSW, Iceland’s Airwaves festival and Glastonbury.
With no demos prepared before entering the studio, Hexagon was recorded over the course of 16 months, giving the band time to explore and expand their sound in every conceivable direction. Most notably, the band has embraced techno influences, running alongside their more psychedelic instincts. Vocalist Filou explains, “We can all get along with techno’s abstractions and feeling of togetherness. We all like to party – all four of us soon realised that Berlin is not just an aspiration, it’s a real way of life that you have to approach with respect.”
Track list: Hush / Time Is Golden / Halo / EMA / Birth (feat. Pan-Pot) / Hexagon (feat. Brandt Brauer Frick) / Friendly Fire / A Lion’s Death / Ocean / Hold Out and Drive / Sane and High / Island