Manchester’s Makemake releases debut single ‘I’m The Form In The Way’ through Low Four Records on November 17th. Makemake is the new solo project from avant-pop producer Brendan Williams (GoGo Penguin, Dutch Uncles, Kiran Leonard).
Williams has long been a name associated with the new Manchester vanguard, from the contemporary jazz of 2014 Mercury Prize nominees GoGo Penguin to the art-pop decadence of Dutch Uncles. Makemake introduces Williams as an artist in how own right. In line with his forthcoming debut album, the single ‘I’m The Form In The Way’ features Everything Everything’s Michael Spearman on drums, Robin Richards of Dutch Uncles on bass and long term collaborator Amalie Briden contributing vocals.
Speaking about the forthcoming album Williams explains, “I’ve been making this record between the cracks whilst producing other bands over the last few years. The people I was recording began to influence my own music as we shared ideas, so I guess it was natural that some of them would become collaborators. The individual tracks started out purely as an escape, I wasn’t making them for anyone apart from me. There’s been no constraints really, I’ve not had to think about budgets or deadlines.”