Alt rockers Incubus should have some brand new material to debut on the Soundwave 2015 stage when they visit the country next year, after they revealed their plans to release two new self-produced EPs which will form an album in 2015.
Speaking to Billboard, guitarist Mike Einziger said the band have just signed with Island Records and now have the freedom to release new music according to their own, non-traditional, vision. “We’re planning on releasing two instalments that will total an album, two EPs,” Einziger explained. “We’re hoping to put out the first one in February or March, then the summer,” he added.
“We didn’t have any plans to make this record,” he said. “Just having no horizon to look at was important for us. We needed that.” The two EPs will follow-up Incubus’ 2011 full lenth If Not Now, When?.
Speaking to Music Feeds earlier this year, frontman Brandon Boyd speculated that the band’s new material, though still in its infancy, might even feature some collaborators. “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.”
The announcement of the two EPs comes as Incubus finished up their performance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert, their first proper public show in a year, where the alt rockers debuted their new single Trust Fall. “It’s pretty indicative of where we are now,” said Einziger of the track. “It’s pretty ambitious.”
“Most of the music we’ve written is high energy,” Einziger added, but assured that fans can expect diversity in terms of sound on the new releases. He also detailed a track called Dance Like You’re Dumb, calling it, “Our version of a loud aggressive rock song. It’s definitely not what someone would expect from us.”
Watch footage of Incubus debuting Trust Fall live, below.