ACOLLECTIVE is the resonating echoes of quacking ducks in a sealed room, a dual-headed machine of construction-yard-nihilism consuming everything in its path, from banged-up Folk to burned-down Middle-Eastern-Funk, breaking hips and shaking hearts along the way.
Formed in 2008, ACOLLECTIVE is a 7-piece band and social movement, fronted by Roy Rieck and Idan Rabinovici. The band’s early shows became a weekly cult gathering in Tel-Aviv, and they were soon playing sold-out shows – establishing a loyal fan-base and gaining critical acclaim and extensive airplay in Israel – all this without any support or plan of any sort. Since 2009 they have toured all over Europe (playing this year’s Glatonbury, United Islands and YNOT festivals, and supporting Jose Gonzalez and Okkervil River), quickly earning a local following and a reputation for show-stopping concerts, wherever they are.
Acollective’s debut album – ONWARDS, produced by Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Super Furry Animals, Guillemots), was released in March 2011. The band is currently in the studio working on their next album. Acollective is Acollective. Words are nice. Music is better.