Sydney five-piece Deep Sea Arcade have been one of my favorite bands over the past few years. Since 2008, they’ve been one of the most endearing local acts, their bygone era rock music translating wonderfully on a digital and live level. After releasing singles and EPs consistently over a few years, 2o12 saw the release of their debut album Outlands, which made it into my top 10 favorite acts of the year.
With a solid UK tour on the horizon, the band has just released their latest single from the record, “Granite City.” It’s typical Deep Sea Arcade, with swinging percussion paving the way for their well-known cutting guitar and psych-rock sounds. Lead singer and founding member Nic McKenzie’s vocals are a favorite of mine, and this track highlights them nicely.
Their energetic live show is definitely worthwhile checking out, so if you’re in the UK and love great rock bands, definitely give Deep Sea Arcade a look.
Thu 02 May 2013 – Liverpool/Sound City
Sat 04 May 2013 – Leeds/Live At Leeds
Sun 05 May 2013 – Middlesbrough/Westgarth Social
Sun 12 May 2013 – London/Cargo – Aussie BBQ
Thu 16 May 2013 – Brighton/SOUND GALLERY @ THE HUB
Sat 18 May 2013 – Brighton/Great Escape
Wed 22 May 2013 – Nottingham/Spanky Van Dykes (with Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs)
Fri 19 Jul 2013 – North Yorks/Deershed
Fri 26 Jul 2013 – Cambridgeshire/Secret Garden Party
Thu 22 Aug 2013 – Groningen (NL)/Noorderzon Arts Festival