Sunday 1 September 2013

Deep Sea Arcade - Black Cat

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After recently putting to bed their album 'Outlands' with the ace psych-rock of single 'Granite City', Sydney collective Deep Sea Arcade have returned home to start the campaign for the follow-up which is currently scheduled for a release early next year. Much of this year has been spent in the UK "soaking up the culture" and with the first new track from the forthcoming album it shows. You could still call 'Black Cat' psych-rock, it also has a bit of a glam thing going on. What it really reminds me of though, is something else.

'Black Cat', although with the production making it sound like a modern update, would have fitted in perfectly with the Britpop movement. Not your mockney bands like Blur and so on, or the council estate hymns of Pulp and Suede, but more with the '60s-influenced bands of the time. You can detect traces of bands like Dodgy, Supergrass and Super Furry Animals. Now this may not make them sound like the height of modern fashion, but take those sounds and update them, add some bounce, a little more psych and a heck of a catchy tune and you end up with something like this, and it's really very good.

Deep Sea Arcade's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Friday 27 September | The Zoo, Brisbane QLD (18+)
Friday 4 October | Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW (AA)
Saturday 5 October | Ed Castle, Adelaide SA (18+)
Sunday 6 October | Amplifier, Perth WA (18+)
Saturday 12 October | Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (18+)

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