And he's arranged a run of intimate shows...

The Maccabees' vocalist Orlando Weeks is set to release a solo album next year.

The band split in 2016 following those momentous shows at London's Alexandra Palace, with each member embarking on their own projects.

Singer Orlando Weeks released 'The Gritterman' in 2017, a poignant festive affair that featured spoken word segments from Paul Whitehouse.

It seems that a full solo record is well under way, with Orlando Weeks announcing a run of intimate September shows.

Alongside this, the singer's website has been updated with a few more details: "Weeks will be performing new solo material, which will be released as an album next year."

Orlando adds:

"The album I’ve been working on for the last eighteen months is very nearly done. For me, holding my nerve has been a large part of finishing a record, and there’s a certain confidence that comes from discovering a song can survive in a room full of strangers. The flip side of that is that you unearth problems you wish had stayed buried. There’s every chance it won’t work, but that’s the gamble."

Orlando Weeks will play London's Hoxton Hall on September 27th. Tickets go on sale from 9am this Friday (August 2nd).

Related: Next Steps - Orlando Weeks Interviewed

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