After months of hard work we now have a bulletproof solution that gives our customers the best building platform.ARCANE ROOTS today release their brand new single 'Indigo' from
forthcoming sophomore album 'Melancholia Hymns' (released through Easy Life on Friday Sept 15th). The track was premiered last night (Sept 11th) on Radio 1 with Annie Mac as the Hottest Record
(the bands 2nd Hottest Record in a row, following last single 'Off The Floor'),
The band have already released singles 'Curtains', 'Matter' and recent
Annie Mac Hottest Record In The World 'Off The Floor'.
Front man Andrew Groves explains a bit more about the song:
"Indigo is the favourite colour of the late Dr Oliver Sacks, a British neurologist & author who died from liver cancer in 2015 at the age of 82. A brilliant mind, infamous for his writing & unique approach towards both his patients & his own neurological disorders, he once hallucinated the colour indigo after self medicating in an attempt to understand his patients own hallucinations better. Shortly before his death, he wrote about his life in great detail along with his intense personal struggles regarding his sexuality, which frequently tinged his illustrious life with great sadness & despair. Dr Sacks' final notes truly feel like the first intellectualisation of life & his imminent death; the beauty, the regrets, the cherished and the great unknown.
Written with such candor & grace, his final thoughts and feelings really resonated with me, but yet also left me filled with sadness for the way in which he suffered for his work and his sexuality.
Indigo is somewhat of a tribute to Dr Oliver Sacks, Alan Turing and the other great minds of our time who furthered humanity so far, yet suffered so much at the hands of society. We benefitted so much from their brief time on earth, yet gave so very little in return."
Following on from the bands recent triumph at Reading and Leeds Festival, and due to overwhelming demand, the band have also announced an extra 6 UK headline dates in October to add to the current set currently already on sale. The band will also be on tour accross Europe ahead of these dates, with many of these shows either sold out or close to it already. For these extra UK shows, Fizzy Blood and Gold Key will support, and all dates are below
Brand new album 'Melancholia Hymns' set for release September 15th
The mighty ARCANE ROOTS release their huge, brand new single 'Off The Floor', along with this new video, which you can watch
The single is available on all digital streaming and downloadable platforms from today, but will also be made available to everyone that has pre-ordered the new 'Melancholia Hymns' album (digitally) as an instant grat track. The record is released on September 15th through Easy Life/Red Essential, and includes already released singles 'Curtains' and 'Matter'.
Front-man and guitarist Andrew Groves explains a little bit about the meaning behind the song - "Off The Floor was the very first time we had ever openly written about politics. Current world events had become an almost unavoidable weight over us during the writing of Melancholia Hymns, and where it would usually be something we would shy away from, it felt like now more than ever that we had a duty to speak up. Never before had it felt like something could actually change and that we had a responsibility to encourage people to vote and make a difference. Musically, we wanted to write something that felt at home on a festival stage but was structured more electronically, with a constant build towards as big of a riff/drop as we could dream up. "
After a wait of nearly 4 years, ARCANE ROOTS return with their stunning, brand new, 2nd album 'Melancholia Hymns', which is set for release through Easy Life/Red Essential on
September 15th. The band also release their new single 'Matter' today (22nd May) following it's world exclusive first play last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show.
Listen to 'Matter' BELOW
The album release follows on from the first single 'Curtains', and much like that track, 'Melancholia Hymns' is full of ambition, electronica, riffs, strings, darkness and light. It
is an album to lose yourself in completely, a complex musical journey for your mind and your heart. A record with so much love, care and attention that you can't help but feel the passion that has
gone making it, and marvel at its scope and sheer size.
Pre-order's for the album are now also live (where you will also receive both 'Curtains' and 'Matter' straight away on digital formats) from below
Live wise, ARCANE ROOTS can today also announce a full UK and European tour through late September/October, with all UK dates listed below. Before then, the band will be
playing at Liverpool Sound City, and then support to Evanescence in London (at the Hammersmith Apollo) on June 13th and 14th. Shows at Download Spain (24th June), Dobrofest in Russia (30th
June), Gurten Festival in Switzerland (12th July), Truck Festival (21st-23rd July) and at Reading and Leeds Festival (25th-27th August). This will be their 2nd appearance at Reading and Leeds in
the last 2 years.
UK ARCANE ROOTS headline dates (support TBA):
Thu-Oct-5 – London, Scala
Fri-Oct-6 – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Sat-Oct-7 – Manchester, Academy 3
Sun-Oct-8 – Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon-Oct-9 – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
Wed-Oct-11 – Dublin, Ireland, Whelans
Fri-Oct-13 – Liverpool, Arts Club
Sat-Oct-14 – Brighton, The Haunt
Sun-Oct-15 – Bristol, The Fleece
European ARCANE ROOTS headline dates (support TBA):
Fri-Sept-22 - Cologne, Blue Shell (Germany)
Sat-Sept-23 - Amsterdam, Paradiso (Holland)
Sun-Sept-24 - Hannover, Lux (Germany)
Tue-Sept-26 - Berlin, Musik & Frieden (Germany)
Wed Sep 27 – Munich, Orange House (Germany)
Thu Sep 28 – Salzburg, Rockhause Bar (Austria)
Sat-Sept-30 - Milan, Rock In Park @ Legend Club (Italy)
Sun-May-1 - Baden, Werkk (Switzerland)
Tue-May-3 - Paris, Etoile (France)
Other ARCANE ROOTS announced live shows:
Sat-May-27 - Liverpool Sound City Festival (UK)
Tue-June-13 - London, Hammersmith Apollo (supporting Evanescence)
Wed-June-14 - London, Hammersmith Apollo (supporting Evanescence)
Sat-June-24 - Spain - Download Festival
Wed-June-30 - Moscow, Russia - Dobrofest
Wed-July-12 - Bern, Swiss - Gurten Festival
Fri-July-21-23 - Steventon - Truck Festival (UK)
Fri-Aug-25-27 - Reading and Leeds Festival (UK)