MKII released their debut EP, ‘Breaking Out’, on August 24. The hard hitting collection of 5 rock songs, was produced following an epically successful PledgeMusic campaign which saw them raise 118% of their target.
Comprising school friends Alex Spychalski and Andy Hind, MKII look to make refreshing new music, while combining between them guitar, keyboards, and electronic and drum arrangements, alongside Alex’s vocals.
The concept EP flows from track to track, with each song containing a hidden message which tells a part of a futuristic, apocalyptic space story.
Taking their musical influence from the likes of Muse, Rush, and Linkin Park, MKII have had some special collaborators on the EP, including a string quartet from the Up North Session Orchestra, who have previously played with Jarvis Cocker, Paul Heaton, and Badly Drawn Boy, among others. Nicolas Fournier, known for his work with Biffy Clyro and Muse, produced the record.
The EP is just one part of an ambitious project which sees a cohesion between all aspects of the product, including “throwback era” cover art developed by Alex, as well as a digital scavenger hunt, running alongside of the launch of ‘Breaking Out’.
‘Breaking Out’ is out now on all digital platforms, with signed copies available for a limited time from the band’s website. You can also find MKII online on Facebook and Twitter.