Published Jan 25, 2010Following the release of their 2007 album My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go, epic Scottish rockers Aerogramme called it quits. Now, fortunately for Aerogramme fans, former members Craig B and Iain Cook have teamed up for a new band called the Unwinding Hours.
The duo have recorded their self-titled debut, and plan to release it this spring. According to a press release, the band started as a way for B and Cook to record some songs privately, with no intention of releasing them. As the project developed, the duo's easy pace apparently inspired them to work on a full album of material.
"There were no expectations or deadlines, so it felt like a really enjoyable and relaxed way of trying out new ideas and seeing if they stuck," Cook says.
B adds that, while the pace was relaxed, the album's subject matter is quite heavy, saying, "The main themes throughout the record are of relationships: some ending, some starting, some going well, some going very, very badly."
This particular relationship seems to be going quite well, however, as the Unwinding Hours are already discussing a second album. In the meantime, their self-titled debut will be released by Chemikal Underground on March 16.
The Unwinding Hours:
3. "Little One"
4. "There Are Worse Things Than Being Alone"
6. "Peaceful Liquid Shell"
9. "Annie Jane"
10. "The Final Hour"