The Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks to release solo album

Orlando Weeks, the former frontman of indie band The Maccabees, has announced his plans to release a new solo album.

The record, which follows the previously released The Gritterman which arrived in 2017, has been announced in conjunction with the news of new tour dates: “Orlando Weeks is proud to present a run of very intimate performances in the UK this September to mark the start of a new project,” he announced via the social media channels of his old band.

On top of that, Weeks confirmed more details about his impending solo release, stating that: “Weeks will be performing new solo material, which will be released as an album next year,” in a post on his website.

“The album I’ve been working on for the last eighteen months is very nearly done. For me, holding my nerve has been a large part of finishing a record, and there’s a certain confidence that comes from discovering a song can survive in a room full of strangers,” Weeks explained.

He added: “The flip side of that is that you unearth problems you wish had stayed buried. There’s every chance it won’t work, but that’s the gamble.”