Berlin has a magnetism, a pull that few cities can rival.
Livingston know this more than most, with the group swapping London for the German capital back in 2008. Since then, the band have established themselves as one of the foremost names in Germany's alternative music scene.
Setting their sights internationally, new album 'Animal' could see Livingston break out. Recorded in a hunter's cabin out in the German countryside, it finds the band seizing control of their destiny.
Lead singer Beukes Willemse explains: "For the first time in our careers there was never actually a thought process in making the record. No game-plan as such. The only thing it had to be was come naturally and easily from each of the four of us with no outside compromise. So, we found a house in the woods an hour outside Berlin miles from the closest neighbour, and went there for 10 days of every month of last year without playing a single note to anyone. The only thing it had to be was not influenced by anyone outside the four of us."
Out on September 22nd, 'Animal' is preceded by new track 'The Hunter'. Visceral songwriting which gets right to the point, you can check it out now:
'Animal' is due to be released on September 22nd.