Cinematic, post-hardcore outfit Acres, announced their eagerly anticipated debut album Lonely World, which will be released via A Wolf At Your Door Records this August.
To coincide, the band have shared the gripping video for the title-track, which was filmed in the depths of Latvia. The isolated, snow-drenched scenes perfectly connect with the chilling narrative of the video which visually illustrates the deeply personal idea behind the song.
‘Lonely World’ premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter last night. About the track Ben Lumber explains, “I had a friend who lost everything – he lost his house, lost all his family, and he threw everything away he had for this girl and ended up living in a car. I put him up in my house for a couple of months after he’d called it off with the girl, and we were just having beers and talking, and he actually said to me, ‘oh man, it’s a lonely world’, and that was straight away where I got the inspiration.”
Hailing from the South Coast of the UK, Acres have crafted a sound that reflects the band’s ethos to be honest and true to who they are. They have expertly balanced the metal with the melodic, to create an emotionally-charged, heavy intensity that’s compelling and addictive.
In 2015 the band first began their journey with the recruitment of vocalist and word-smith Ben Lumber. His ability to tell real and relatable stories through his lyrics as well as a powerful voice was an ideal addition to the band, who have been pushing hard to make sure their message is one that everyone can find hope, and anchor to.
Penned in just six months, the upcoming 10-track album Lonely World pays homage to the lives they see and experience around them, visiting further subjects throughout the record such as anxiety and depression as with the track ‘Medicine’, which is something that Ben himself has witnessed affect people close to him. “I come from a family that suffers from depression” he explains, I’ve not had before, but for me, that song was trying to understand it, after having a conversation with somebody who said ‘unless you have it, you don’t get it’”.
The sound-designer mind of guitarist Theo Sandberg, along with Alex Freeman and the rapturous drums courtesy of Konnor Bracher-Walsh result in a powerhouse sound that flawlessly compliments Ben’s focal words and enriching tones, seeing Acres ready to be the soundtrack to those arduous days and nights.
Over the past couple of years, Acres have developed and perfected their sonic identity while building an impressive fanbase thanks to their hard work and determination. In 2017 they released the In Sickness & Health EP which led to support coming from the likes of Rock Sound, Kerrang and Metal Hammer and set off on various tours across the UK and Europe.
They now stand strong as a band destined to explode and will be back on the road supporting Casey throughout April and May across the UK and Europe, with many of the dates including two nights in London already sold out, before performing at Camden Rocks Festival in June. Full dates listed below…
TOUR DATES W/ CASEY
19th – Trix, Antwerp BE
20th – Dynamo, Eindenhoven NL
21st – Musikzentrum, Hannover DE
22nd – Bi Nuu, Berlin DE
23rd – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw PL
24th – Modra Vopice, Prague CZ
25th – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden DE (SOLD OUT)
27th – La Tenda, Modena IT
28th – Kiff, Aarau CH
29th – Backstage, Munich DE
30th – Stadtmitte, Karlsruhe DE
1st – Z-Bau, Nürnberg, DE
2nd – Hafenklang, Hamburg DE
3rd – Conne Island, Leipzig DE
4th – Essigfabrik, Köln DE
6th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham UK
7th – Exchange, Bristol UK (SOLD OUT)
8th – Rebellion, Manchester UK
9th – Key Club, Leeds UK
10th – The Dome, London UK (SOLD OUT)
11th – The Dome, London UK (SOLD OUT)
2nd – Camden Rocks Festival, London UK