The legendary singer and the drone metal band are preparing to work together
Scott Walker and Sunn O))) are set to collaborate on a Scott O))) project.
Details of the project are scant, but a source at 4AD, the label which is releasing the collaboration told The Quietus: “They’re working together and there is a record coming later in the year.”
A website, scott-o.com has been set up, but currently just consists of a holding page.
71-year-old Scott Walker found fame in the 1960s singing with The Walker Brothers. He released his solo debut ‘Scott’ in 1967 and followed it with ‘Scott 2’, ‘Scott 3’ and ‘Scott 4’. His baroque-styled chamber pop went on the influence the work of Julian Cope, Jarvis Cocker, The Last Shadow Puppets and The Divine Comedy. He has previously worked with Pulp and Bat For Lashes.
Walker signed to 4AD in 2004 and released ‘The Drift’ in 2006 and his most recent album, ‘Bish Bosh’, in 2012.
Drone metal band Sunn O))) formed in Washington in 1998. They released their debut album ‘ØØ Void’ in 2000 and their sixth album, the acclaimed ‘Monoliths & Dimensions’, in 2009. They have previously collaborated with experimental metal band Boris and released an album with Norwegian collective Ulver, called ‘Terrestrials’ earlier this year.