Soundwave 2015 co-headliners Incubus are currently stowed away at home, working hard on what will be the Californian band’s eighth LP. Frontman Brandon Boyd kindly took time to step away from writing and talk to Music Feeds’ Mike Hohnen about the new material.
Although Boyd admitted that Incubus are only in the infancy of their latest album, things are progressing at a strong pace. “I don’t why I’m surprised by how fast things are moving,” said Boyd, “We’ve actually always worked really quickly.”
Incubus might be old hands in the studio, having been together for over 20 years, but the as-yet-untitled album is proving a new and refreshing challenge for the veteran group, who are currently without a record label.
“You know it’s an interesting time. It’s always an interesting time,” laughed Boyd, “In regards to this new thing that we’re making, we are an unsigned, unmanaged, unleashed [band]. So there’s sort of full circle effect that has taken place.”
“It’s all on us now. There’s no record label. There’s no management. There’s no publisher.”
Yet by the sounds of it, it won’t all solely fall on the band’s shoulders. Though Boyd admitted nothing at this stage is concrete, he revealed he wouldn’t be surprised should some collaborators find their way onto the record.
“We’ve been talking about some collaborations and [guitarist] Mikey’s (Einziger) definitely is good like that,” explained Boyd. “He knows lots of people in and around the industry, both established artists and unknown artists. So I would not be surprised if there were, for kind of the first time, some collaborations taking place on this record.”
Not wanting to speculate on an album title or release date, as Incubus is still in “that phase of letting everything spill out”, Boyd did, however, reveal that Incubus will showcase some of their new material at Soundwave 2015.
“That’s the plan,” confirmed Boyd. “And we’re pretty good about making a plan and following through with it.”