AGK could only have come into being in the UK. They are the archetypal odd couple and their music takes you on an introspective trip through loss and euphoria. A British group in the noble tradition of groups like Japan, The Associates and The Divine Comedy. As Ackers & G, Ackland and Gathercole made a splash with the track ‘Pling’, and swiftly followed by ‘The Shortest Romance EP’ as AGK, which had them tipping their hats at their 80's influences with an eerie cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Planet Earth’. Plaudits and support came from Pete Lawrence, Mixmaster Morris, Chris Coco and Mark Moore amongst others. AGK’s influences range from Kraftwerk and The Orb through to Nick Drake, David Sylvian, Vivaldi and Adam & The Ants, while DJ Magazine described them as ‘shimmering in the spirit of Depeche Mode and their ilk. Moving mood music for the melancholic.’ Live sets on the festival circuit not to mention The Big Chill Recordings tour, saw AGK winning many new fans, with their unique take on contemporary song writing and production. 2005's electronica-tinged debut album ‘The Liking of Things’ was followed up in 2008 by the pastoral 'Further South'.