Sunday night will rock if you let it – when TesseracT return to the town where it all started for them.
The band – now flying high off the back of their third album release Polaris – will be live at The Craufurd Arms in Wolverton.
It’s a decidedly intimate date for the group who wowed on a distinctly larger stage at the Download Festival a couple of weeks back.
“Download was a real milestone for TesseracT, as it is for any UK band being given the opportunity to play the country’s biggest rock festival,” said James Monteith, guitarist with the prog-metal types. And despite it being wet underfoot, in a decidedly squelchy manner, all was well during their live set.
“The weather held out and the crowd response was better than we could ever have imagined.
“It was a very special day,” he said.
TesseracT are heading off for more festival shows this week, before reaching into a tasty long stretch Stateside.
The response to Polaris has given the quintet the chance to spread their wings and they are making the most of it.
“We’ve been quite overwhelmed with the positive response to Polaris. The TesseracT sound had further evolved so we had no idea how people would react.
“Luckily they like it!” James says.
“Since it’s release we’ve been given the opportunity to tour the world and play to thousands of new fans, which has been incredible.”
But this homecoming of sorts is occupying thoughts just now.
“Milton Keynes was where it all began, so it’s awesome to be playing a club show there this weekend,” James told me.
“As well as being founder member and main songwriter Acle Kahney’s home town, MK is where we played our first ever TesseracT shows at the Xscape Ski Slope, and The Pitz.
“Although none of us actually lives there now, we all have a special roundabout place in all our hearts!
“See you on Sunday, MK!”
Tickets for the show are on sale at £12 (adv) and doors open at 7pm.