Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

A trio who are one of Far Out’s favourite exports from Australasia, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have unveiled the title track from their upcoming third album.

Multi-Love will be released Jagjaguwar on May 26th, and this first exciting glimpse suggests it could be based around a sound that is a little more 80s-inspired.

This time around piano loops and synth takes precedence over the more guitar-led approach that was found on II, which hit the airwaves in 2013.

Frontman Ruben Nielsen has shed some light on the creative process that went into the album, making it clear that experimentation was key.

He said: “It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator. It’s more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren’t quite like anyone else’s. I think that’s much more subversive.”

The trio, who are now based in Portland Oregon will touch down on UK soil February 22nd, when they head to Tyneside for the BBC 6Music Festival. They will then return for a handful of dates in May to coincide with the release of Multi-Love, including London’s Islington Assembly Hall on May 21st.

Patrick Davies