Since NZCA LINES' debut record, Lovett has finished an illustration degree, directed the video for last year's single 'New Atmosphere' - a statement of intent for Infinite Summer - as well as honing his skills by recording with Christine & the Queens and touring as part of Metronomy's live band.
Recorded over the last two year with Charlie Alex March as studio co-conspirator, and mixed by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals), Infinite Summer is an emotional and dark ablum, refracting Lovett's personal life through a concept album. Influenced by the likes of Arthur C Clark, Brian Aldiss, JG Ballard, Clifford Sima and Philip K Dick. Michael explains further, "The album is based around the idea of a far-future Earth, where the sun has expanded to the size of a red giant and our extinction is imminent. Half of the world is covered by a city that clings to the past and embraces it's destruction, whilst the other half is trying to rebuild, create and make something new. Yet, it's good on both sides because it's warm everywhere and people just party most of the time".
Musically, Michael looked to Daft Punk, Sebastian Tellier, Genesis and Prince - and bringing Hatherley and Jones on board was a natural step as he pushed to evolve the NZCA LINES sound.