Last night Kevin Martin AKA The Bug took to Twitter to announce that a new King Midas Sound album is ready for release. The powerful dub collaboration is comprised of Martin, British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson and singer Kiki Hitomi, and they are currently signed to Ninja Tune.
New @kingmidassound collaboration album BURIED...! Last track mixed tonite.9 tracks of glacial melancholy..Released on Ninja Tune, ASAP.— The Bug(official) (@thebugzoo)
Judging by the tweet, King Midas Sound have just put the finishing touches on their next record. Whilst we don't have a name yet, we do know that the album is going to be 9 tracks long, and that we can expect "glacial melancholy" - the subgenre that has honestly been lacking in all of our lives. It's not necessarily a flood of detail but definitely gives us a healthy taste of the vibe we can expect. This album will come 4 years after 'Without You', the 2011 album of reworks based on their first release 'Waiting For You'. Beyond that the most recent music heard from the group was one off single "Aroo" in 2013, so safe to say we are long overdue more material.
2014 was a great year for The Bug, with his album 'Angels & Devils', and the live dates that followed it, going down an absolute storm. If you haven't seen him yet, you still have a chance when The Bug comes to Koko in London on the 18th of April.