Spiritualized to feature on new album comprised of bee sounds – listen

Youth and Icelandic group Amiina also feature on bizarre collaboration

Spiritualized are to feature on a new album where members of the band perform alongside bees.

Band members Jason Pierce and John Coxon have joined forces with a collective led by Be duo Kev Bales and Doggen Foster, Icelandic group Amiina, Youth cellist Deirdre Bencsik and vocalist Camille Buttress.

The collective improvised in the key of D along to the beehive audio feed for the album ‘One’.


Listen to a sample of the record below.

The album will be released on February 12 and features the following four tracks:

‘The Journey’
‘The Hive’

The project follows a giant honeycomb structure created by artist Wolfgang Buttress called the UK Pavilion last year which glowed in conjunction with the live streaming sounds of an actual beehive.

Meanwhile, a 12-piece band of musicians behind the album will perform at the Nottingham Arts Theatre for two nights on February 18-19.


Last year, Pierce confirmed that he was working on a new Spiritualized album, with Youth of Killing Joke. The album was being recorded between London and Spain and will be the follow up to 2012 release ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light.’

In 2014 Spiritualized revealed a new track called ‘Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)’, which featured on the ‘Space Project’ compilation album, for which artists were invited to use sounds recorded during the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes on the album.

Speaking about his involvement in the album, which also featured contributions from The Antlers, Beach House and Youth Lagoon, Pierce admitted he did it because he was “broke” and needed the money.