Today, I’m bringing you some new music from Kingston-upon-Thames trio Arcane Roots. Having heard a lot about this band over the past few years I’m quite surprised with myself that I had not checked them out before. I heard their music for the first time over the Y Not festival weekend when I went to check out their set. They were completely brilliant and they blew me away with how good they were over their short set time.
Above is the band’s latest single ‘If Nothing Breaks, Nothing Moves’ starts off softly with tinkling keys, soft padded beats and desperate vocals laden with emotion. When the track kicks in, drums pound, cymbals crash and guitar chug but they still manage to remain packed with melody that dances around the heavier notes. It is a really great track that mixes classic rock sounds and heavier, metal afflictions throughout. The level of emotion felt through the vocal delivery is obvious from start to finish whether delivered through screams or a gentler voice too.
Founded in 2009, the band have grown from strength to strength over the last few years featured in countless rock magazines, having plenty of radio plays and gaining fans all over from constant touring and great music releases. Their energetic and well put together live shows are what brought me to the band and I imagine it has brought many other people to their cause over the years.
Having recently released the above single, the band will be releasing a new EP in October as a follow up to their 2013 album ‘Blood & Chemistry’. The EP will be entitled ‘Heaven & Earth’ and single is taken from that EP. With a new music release comes tour dates and the band have plenty throughout September, October and November through Europe and the UK, taking in everywhere from Manchester to Exeter, Aberdeen and York. It should be an exciting and good few months for the band this Autumn/Winter so if you haven’t already, make sure you check them out or get to a gig if you can.