At last we can tell you all about Antillectual’s long-awaited new full length album. ‘Together’ will come out on Tuesday 2nd May on LP, CD, cassette and digital formats. The tracklist includes their recent digital singles and plenty of brand new musical discoveries too, available in your format of choice!
‘Together’ describes the state of the world, the music industry and the band’s approach to this album. Current global problems can only be addressed together; Ukraine can’t defeat Putin on its own, nor can we beat climate change without worldwide support. And instead of being a ‘Do It Yourself’ band Antillectual prefer the ‘Do It Together’ approach. Without partners like independent labels, promoters, bookers and of course the support of their audience, the band would be nowhere.
That also goes for this release: Antillectual asked friends running labels, stores, booking agencies, etc to work on this album together with them and Engineer Records are stoked to be one of the labels involved in this release.
This is Antillectual’s first full length album since 2016’s ‘Engage’. Toon and Ben both recorded songs, and Ian Legge, aka The Punk Cellist, contributed cello parts to Helping Hands. The songs are recorded by Martin Beusker at Mailmen Studio and Tim van Doorn at Big Dog Recordings. The album is mastered by Nico van Montfort at XPZ Sound and the beautiful artwork is created by Thomas at Dark Roast.
Antillectual’s final pre-album single, ‘From City to City’ will be released on Tuesday 7th March. The song was recorded last May with Tim van Doorn at Big Dog Recordings featuring Ben on bass. A beautiful music video was shot by people that visited recent shows. You may already know the song if you were there, now you might see yourself in the music video!
Also, on 7th March the pre-order for the ‘Together’ album kicks off. There will be a limited pre-order edition of the album and bundles with other albums, shirts and more via the bands webshop. The physical version of the album comes with lyrics and extensive liner notes. CDs come in a digipak, eco-friendly LPs in a gatefold sleeve with transparent green vinyl via the band and transparent yellow via partner labels. A group of up to 20 labels will co-release the album worldwide so you can order from your favourite local dealer when the pre-order starts. If you wanna be involved in the release/distribution of this album, let us know!