Ex-Lonely The Brave and Arcane Roots members unveil debut single as Interlaker

David Jakes and Jack Wrench have teamed up for new project Interlaker, and released their debut single The Hunger.

Ex-Lonely The Brave and Arcane Roots members unveil debut single as Interlaker
Emily Carter

Interlaker have just dropped their first single, The Hunger.

The new band – who are comprised of former Lonely The Brave vocalist David Jakes, and ex-Arcane Roots drummer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Wrench – will be releasing a four-track 12” on December 15, just two days before their first-ever show at London’s Omeara. But first, hear what they’re all about with The Hunger below.

“We’re very excited to finally share our debut single The Hunger,” say Interlaker. “One of the first tracks we wrote together and certainly a song that really cemented the kind of music we wanted to make. There’s so much more to come but we are proud to be starting it all off with this track.”

Speaking about their formation, David explains: “Jack and I got chatting about doing some music over Instagram in the spring of 2022. I’d seen Jack playing with Arcane Roots, so I knew what an amazing drummer he was. It was when he started to send over fully instrumental pieces that he’d done – drums, guitar, bass and all – that I realised we could be onto a really good thing.

“I think the first demo we put down – we did all the demoing together over the airwaves on Logic Pro – was a track called Ghostride. So we thought we were off to a good start. It certainly wouldn’t be for everyone, putting together music without being in the same room together – me in Cambridge and Jack in Brighton – but it worked out really well for the two of us. Around a year later we had 12 tracks ready to go and began the process of beginning to make a record…”

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