The band IQ is considered by many as a legendary band, and they have now announced their new album Resistance. IQ have quite a lot of dedicated fans, and they are certainly delighted with new music from the band. The fans have been patience since the last release The Road Of Bones came five years ago. The new album Resistance will be released as a 2CD set, with the additional disc featuring tracks that didn’t quite fit the atmosphere of disc one. No You Tube songs yet, so the 2014 album Road Of Bones is the replacement.
Resistance will be released in September and is produced by the band`s guitarist Michael Holmes and engineered by Rob Aubrey. Holmes states about the album, «This has been an interesting album to work on – years of talking about it and putting down all the different ideas in demo form, and then a frantic period of trying to finish it for the scheduled release date. The new album would have been quite easy to put out The Road of Bones Part 2 but it felt a bit different this time and we just let the music dictate to us the kind of album it should be».
«Again we had so much stuff kicking around when we were putting the running order together that we decided to do a second disc with the tunes that didn’t quite gel with the atmosphere of disc one. We did this before with The Road Of Bones and it proved to be really popular. We’re now coming round to thinking that the material on disc two is so strong that we should maybe make it an official double album. I have to say it’s quite liberating writing for an extended release – the extra time allows you to give the music room to breathe and evolve which feels more organic, at least in my head it does. As a result there’s two 20 minute tracks on the second disc…»,
IQ will play a special Resistance warm-up show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on September 7.
IQ once rising from the ashes of the band The Lens in 1981, the original line up of Peter Nicholls, Michael Holmes, Martin Orford, Paul Cook and Tim Esau formed a band achieving the impossible – the combination of such diverse styles as prog, punk, jazz and even reggae. Their first cassette album, later re-released on CD Seven Stories Into 98`, is still an outstanding example of that.