Since 2010, Elias Bender R√∏nnenfelt (Iceage) has used the Marching Church moniker to a variety of musical ends, both live and recorded. However, the project as it exists on This World Is Not Enough wasn't born until November 2013. With a live performance looming and no real idea what the set would be, R√∏nnenfelt found a new vision for the band while daydreaming at a gig at the venue where Marching Church was set to perform. "What I pictured was me in a comfortable armchair, adorned in a golden robe, leading a band while a girl kept pouring me champagne when I required it," R√∏nnenfelt explained. "This raised the question, 'What sort of music would go along with this picture?'"This World Is Not Enough was influenced at first by obscure works like David Maranha's experimental drone-rock saga Antarctica, and eventually by soul bandleaders like James Brown and Sam Cooke. "The whole month of writing and rehearsing and the one week we had in the studio was truly an explosion of ideas," R√∏nnenfelt said. "The album works because of the band's incredible ability of breathing life into these, at times, very simple ideas and experiments."