One of our favourite artists Akala (read our interview with the man himself here) has just released a new album called The Thieves Banquet. The album is Akala’s third full length album and in the same path as the previous two it dropped on Illastate Records on May 27th. The whole sound of the album is very different to his previous material in that every song on the album was recorded with a live band with influences of different genres of music on each track. The video below ‘The Making Of The Thieves Banquet’ features Akala not only explaining his vision for the album, how he came to decide on the title but also live performances of him and his band playing their new material.
A week following the album’s release last month, Akala was interviewed for The Observer newspaper in an article called ‘Akala: Dynamite by any other name…’ referring to the fact that he’s Ms Dynamite’s brother. The interview, much like our own one with the artist, is very concise and you can read the whole article here. Watch the video below and remember to buy the new album directly from Illastate Records or if you prefer it digitally hit up iTunes.