The duo, who’ve been making music together since their student days in Leeds, started writing under the AKASE moniker in 2012. Midland hinted at the collaboration in a FACT interview back in 2013, describing it as “a fully live project”.
Recently they’ve been honing their work in Berlin and finishing up their debut release with assistance from expert producer/remixer Ewan Pearson, according to !K7.
Agius and Redway’s deal was overseen by Aus boss Will Saul in his A&R role, who describes AKASE as “steeped in the lush, intricate and textured sound of Midland” while Robbie Redway “brings a whole other dimension to this project with his thought provoking songs and rich vocals.”
That’s all we’ve got to go on so far – look out for the debut album from AKASE on !K7 Records in the coming months.