Unhappy Robot may be the solo project of British guitarist, vocalist, and producer John Mitchell, a virtuoso instrumentalist renowned for his work in various neo-prog bands such as for example It Bites, Arena, the Urbane, Kino, and Frost*. Mitchell started function in 2014 on what he envisioned like a trilogy of albums devoted to the ideas of alienation and isolation. Welcoming a stellar solid of collaborators from an individual want list — including Nik Kershaw, Marillion’s Steve Hogarth, Proceed West’s Peter Cox, and Mainly Autumn’s Heather Findlay — he blasted out the project’s first recording, Please GET BACK, in just 8 weeks. Deftly managing darker, heavier prog with lighter, melodic pop components, it had been released by Inside Out in early 2015. Mitchell spent a lot of the following two years documenting and touring with Industry and Frost* before going back to the studio room to record the next installment from the Lonesome Robot story, right now backed by a complete music group of drummer Craig Blundell, bassist Steve Vantsis, and keyboardist Liam Holmes. Released in 2017, THE BEST Dream continuing the primary conceptual story collection from the 1st album, but having a lighter, earthier, somewhat more psychedelic firmness.