A PROG rock duo have released their latest album – inspired by the Blackwater Estuary.

Two Headed Emperor’s third LP is called Goldhanger Creek.

The band is made up of Peter Ashby and Barry Lamb, who lived briefly in Tollesbury as a child.

His grandparents lived in the area for many years.

They were wardens of Maldon youth hostel in the Fifties and early Sixties, and then lived in Goldhanger and later Tollesbury.

Barry and Peter first recorded together in the late 1970s while still at secondary school in Clacton.

They initially recorded under the name Frenzid Melon, delivering their own brand of avant-garde, new wave-influenced rock.

In the Eighties they morphed into the Insane Picnic, grabbing the attention of legendary DJ John Peel as well as the three major music papers of the time, and briefly touched the outer reaches of the indie charts.

Subsequent decades saw countless collaborations with other artists including former Frank Zappa sidekick Jasun Martz and ex-Public Image Ltd guitarist Keith Levene.

They have been operating under the name Two Headed Emperor since 2017.

Goldhanger Creek is out on March 20 and features ten new tracks.

Barry said: “It has slightly alternative rock/folk feel to it and has several references to the Blackwater Estuary, including title track Blackwater Blues and Return to Tollesbury.

“The artwork also includes photographs taken in the area.”

To hear a preview of the album, visit twoheadedemperor.bandcamp.com.