April 20, 2011
Deep Sea Arcade Set Sail For The UK + Spain
Deep Sea Arcade are throwing up the sails and plotting a course for the UK and Spain this May. The band is set to play The Great Escape Festival in Brighton before jetting to Barcelona where they’ll fly the flag (figuratively speaking) as the only Australian band performing at the Primavera Sound festival. They join the likes of Pulp, PJ Harvey and The Flaming Lips on one pretty amazing festival bill.
Deep Sea Arcade will also release a special 7” of their single Lonely In Your Arms on London based indie record label New Music Club and play shows in London, Manchester and Liverpool. The band has already started to make waves in the UK, with influential BBC1 DJ Zane Lowe playing ‘Lonely In Your Arms’ on his show and including the band as his ‘Next Hype’ pick.
The track was mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (who has worked with Radiohead, Beck, Air and most recently The Vaccines) and conjures pure ’60s girl-group emotion with trebly surf-rock guitars and harmony heavy, reverb soaked vocals to match. Watch the video, made by DSA’s Nic McKenzie, now.
The 7” will be Deep Sea Arcade’s first UK release, and comes ahead of the release of their debut mini LP in Australia which will be unleashed later this year.
Before they leave our shores, Deep Sea Arcade are very much looking forward to supporting the inimitable Megan Washington at her sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart.
Wed 27 April Wrest Point, Sandy Bay, TAS
Thur 28 April Ormand Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Fri 29 April The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Tues 3 May Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Wed 4 May The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Thur 5 May The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Thu 12 May Komedia, Brighton, UK
Sun 15 May Old Queen’s Head London, UK
Mon 16 May The Social London, UK
Thu 19 May The Castle Hotel Manchester, UK
Fri 20 May Sound City Liverpool, UK
Sat 21 May Screenadelica Liverpool, UK
Weds 25 May Charada Madrid, SPAIN
Sat 28 May Primavera Sound festival, Barcelona, SPAIN