Arkells (Credit: Matt Barnes)
Summer may be gone, but their songwriting beams with sunlight...

Arkells have shared their sample-delic new single 'Relentless' - tune in now.

The band are close to releasing new album 'Rally Cry', with the full length set to drop on October 19th.

A 10 song affair, Arkells sluice new elements through their songwriting, resulting in some subtle shifts in colour and tone.

New single 'Relentless' is online now, and it matches their rock sound to afro-pop energy courtesy of a cheeky South African sample.

The band's Max Kerman explains: “My dad showed me this South African artist named Chicco and this tune of his with this afro-pop, keyboard driven, epic, cinematic groove. We were so inspired by it, we ended up sampling a track for the first time and worked collectively to build a tune around it. Rock bands aren’t as known to dip their toe into the sample world, but in 2018 we’re game to throw all conventional rules out the window."

"Lyrically, I was thinking about the idea of being a part of something bigger than myself. I was thinking about the band, and how we lean on each other, and how each guy brings something different, but contributes to a larger idea. We find strength in each other.”

Tune in now.

Catch Arkells at the following shows:

21 Bristol The Fleece
22 Manchester Club Academy
23 London Heaven
25 Glasgow King Tuts
27 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
28 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
29 Brighton Green Door Store

For tickets to the latest Arkells shows click HERE.

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