Thursday, 16 May 2013

Deep Sea Arcade - Granite City

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A little bit more psych-rock from the reinvigorated Australian scene. Last year Sydney's Deep Sea Arcade released their album 'Outlands' which drew in plenty of praise back home and in the UK, and early releases led to support slots with The Charlatans, Noel Gallagher, Cloud Control and Modest Mouse. They're currently in the UK for gigs (and will be returning in the summer too) and have released the album's latest single 'Granite City' to coincide with these dates.

With a simple but good riff for the intro, the song suddenly leaps into a driving rock number with a high tempo and plenty of melody, moving them away from the acid-fried fug of their countrymen Tame Impala. 'Granite City' seems more fluid and more summery; it's almost as if it can't decide between a heavy psych groove or jangly, sunkissed psychedelia, and so combine the two together. Instead of a dilution of each, it turns out that we get the best of both worlds with this tune. They'll sound great at the festivals.

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Catch them live:

Thu 16 May 2013 UK, Brighton, SOUND GALLERY @ THE HUB
Sat 18 May 2013 UK, Brighton, Great Escape
Wed 22 May 2013 UK, Nottingham, Spanky Van Dykes (with Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs)
Fri 19 Jul 2013 UK, North Yorks, Deershed
Fri 26 Jul 2013 UK, Cambridgeshire, Secret Garden Party
Thu 22 Aug 2013 NL, Groningen, Noorderzon Arts Festival

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