Sober EP


Aquilo had it made. More than 250m Spotify streams. Played their fourth gig ever at Glastonbury. Following the success of their second album, 2018’s ii, their major label decided to push them as the next big thing. Kept them on when they dropped a bunch of their other artists. Sent them to LA and Nashville to write hits. Talked them up as today’s Tears for Fears. A sparkling future awaited.

“We tried to get dropped,” laughs Ben Fletcher, “but we couldn’t get dropped because the streaming numbers were really good.” Oh.

Eventually, they managed it. What may sound like career suicide was actually the Lake District duo remembering who they were and saving the band. Being stuck in...

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