‘Blood And Chemistry’, released May 6th on Play It Again Sam
- Produced by Dan Austin (known for his work with Pure Love, Doves,
Pulled Apart By Horses and more)
- UK May headline tour now announced, as well as a load of festivals, full list of dates below (including Banquet Records in-store acoustic show on May 1st)
ARCANE ROOTS will be releasing their long awaited debut album
‘Blood And Chemistry’ on May 6th through Play It Again Sam (Ghostpoet, Gallows, Andy Burrows). This outstanding debut follows on from the reissue of their
much lauded mini-album ‘Left Fire’, which came out last year in 2012.
‘Blood And Chemistry’ track-listings:
1. Energy Is Never Lost, Just Redirected
2. Resolve / 3. Belief
4. Sacred Shapes
5. Hell And High Water
6. Triptych / 7. Slow
8. Second Breath
9. Held Like Kites / 10. You Keep Me Here
It’s hard to fully describe ‘Blood And Chemistry’ without doing it a huge injustice.
Over its 10 tracks (plus 2 ‘hidden’ tracks), it has vital and vibrant rock with huge ambition (‘Tripych’, ‘What Keeps Me Here’), progressive and heavy hardcore with touches and brushes of genius (‘Energy’, ‘Second Breath’), stadium ready sing along anthems in the making (‘Belief’, ‘Slow’, ‘Resolve’), slow, acoustic moments of clarity and beauty (‘Held Like Kites’, ‘Winters Wept’ pt 1 and 2). Within all of these songs though, and the rest of the tracks that make up ‘Blood And Chemistry’, the listener will pick up even more new, compelling and surprising elements upon each listen.
Live wise in the last year, ARCANE ROOTS have supported both Twin Atlantic and then Dry The River, as well as headline their own Kerrang! Magazine award show in London (their 2nd such show). They have also played the likes of Hevy Festival, 2000 Trees, Sonisphere, Liverpool Sound City, Camden Crawl, Y Not, Hit The Deck and many more. They only just completed a European tour as main support to AWOL NATION (Jan/Feb 2012), and can now announce a full May UK headline tour, including a very intimate, home town album launch show in Kingston on May 1st at New Noise club night, and an earlier acoustic in store performance at banquet Records. All dates (both tour and confirmed festivals) listed below.
ALL current UK headline ARCANE ROOTS dates May:
Fri-July-19 – Oxford, Truck – FESTIVAL
Sat-Aug-3 – Derbyshire, Y Not – FESTIVAL
Sat-Aug-31 – Bristol, ArcTanGent – FESTIVAL
ARCANE ROOTS set to release brand new single ‘Slow’ on May 20th through Play It Again Sam
- Debut album ‘Blood & Chemistry’ released May 6th
- UK May headline tour announced, full list of dates below (including Banquet Records in-store acoustic show on May 1st and London show 9th May at Electrowerkz)
- A summer of festivals include Truck, ArcTanGent, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, BBK in Bilbao and many more TBA
ARCANE ROOTS will release their huge, brand new single, ‘Slow’, on May 20th through Play It Again Sam. Following the free download track ‘Resolve’, ‘Slow’ is the 2nd single to be taken from the outstanding debut album ‘Blood & Chemistry’, which will be released on May 6th on download, CD and gatefold vinyl.
Andrew (Groves, guitar and vocals) explains a bit about the meaning
behind the song: “Slow is a reminder of what you have and what it means to you. Even when you take something or someone for granted over and over again. It was one of the first songs written for ‘Blood & Chemistry’ and it also took the longest to complete and record. This long and difficult process actually ended up serving the song perfectly by making each section of the song chronological to the lyrics. Every time we revisited the song again we added new parts and I amended the lyrics to become more relevant to my feelings at the time. It now reads like a story from having to be reminded of what you have and the spark between you, to finally admitting what your actions had been telling you all along and finding the spark again.”
Live wise in the last year, ARCANE ROOTS have supported both Twin Atlantic and then Dry The River, as well as headline their own Kerrang! Magazine award show in London (their 2nd such show). They have also played the likes of Hevy Festival, 2000 Trees, Sonisphere, Liverpool Sound City, Camden Crawl, Y Not, Hit The Deck and many more. They were recently on tour across Europe as main support to AWOL NATION (Jan/Feb 2012), and will follow their May headline dates and summer festivals with further UK and European headline and support tours, all TBA in the coming months.
Full list of UK dates below, with main support coming from The JCQ. First on bands across the tour have all been hand picked by ARCANE ROOTS, and include some of their favourite new, up and coming bands like Baby Godzilla and In Dynamics.
ALL UK headline ARCANE ROOTS dates April/May, support from
30th Apr – Cardiff, Wales, CLWB ifor bach
1st May – Kingston, New Noise + acoustic in-store at Banquet Records
2nd May – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
4th May – Coventry, Kasbah
5th May – Glasgow, ABC2
6th May – Newcastle, The Think Tank
7th May – Manchester, Sound Control
8th May – Leeds, Cockpit 3
9th May – London, Electrowerkz
10th May – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
12th May – Tunbridge Wells, Forum, Southampton
14th May – Milton Keynes, The Crafurd Arms
15th May – Guildford, The Boileroom
16th May – Bristol, Louisiana
Current Confirmed and Announced Festival Dates, More TBA:
3rd May – Liverpool Soundcity, Liverpool
11th May – Takedown Festival, Southampton
17th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton
24th May – Handmade Festival, The Peoples Photographic Library, Leicester
11th July – BBK Festival, Bilbao
19th July – Truck Festival, Oxford
26th July – Redfest, Redhill
28th July – Burnout Festival, The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
3rd Aug – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
31st Aug – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
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