The progressive-rock instrumentalists were personally invited to open the show, which guitarist Christian ‘Twiggy’ Carter says is a dream come true.
“We were sitting around at home writing when we first heard the news. To say we were excited would be an understatement. Anathema are really one of those bands we can all agree on and getting to share the stage with them is definitely a bit of a bucket list tick,” he said.
The trio have created an entirely unique, one-off acoustic experience for the show featuring acoustic guitars, violins, acoustic bass, percussion instruments and drums, which are sure to impress fans and gain some new ones.
“The most important thing for us, is that we don’t want to get onstage and play the exact same songs without all the distortion and whacky effects – that would just sound stale in some parts. So we’ve worked hard to make sure all of the songs we’ve stripped back still have the same vibe that we strive for.”
Christian says preparing for the show has been rewarding, with the band looking forward to learning even more when they share the stage with Anathema next Thursday.
“There’s always so much you can learn from sharing the stage with bigger acts, especially with bands like Anathema who have such a wealth of touring experience, not to mention material! It’s going to be an incredibly rewarding experience.”