Arcade Parade – Grace


Hailing from Shropshire, UK band Arcade Parade instantly made a mark with their debut single Cave of Swimmers last year, the song taken from their recently released EP of the same name. Grace is the second single from the four track EP and again shows why there is plenty of excitement and expectations for the quartet. The song is a vibrant and enticing piece of indie rock where melodies and rhythmic temptation go hand in hand with fiery enterprise.

Consisting of brothers Ollie (guitar and vocals) and Elliot Scott (bass), Jacob Ferguson (guitar and vocals), and Dan Byrne (drums), Arcade Parade since forming a little over two years ago have made a strong and potently growing impression on fans and UK rock. As well as the releases the band has impressed with their live performances, their own shows as well as successful shows at the likes of Osfest (twice) alongside Example, Razorlight and Hard-Fi, and Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival with The Wombats, The Sunshine Underground and Simon & Oscar from Ocan Colour Scene bringing acclaim. The band recorded the Cave of Swimmers EP with producer Gavin Monaghan with the results sure to make 2013 a landmark moment for them one feels.

A gentle brewing and underwhelming start to the song raises eyebrows slightly but soon a strong vein of sonic guitar temptation scythes through the slight distant skies of the song whilst the vocals cast their impressive narrative and delivery within the emotive atmosphere. The song is a shining example where less is more, its elements allowed to make a call of clarity before combining for an ear thrilling climatic chorus. Though arguably not as instant as their first single the song is a coaxing and devilish persuasion which gets better and more contagious with each listen. Further highlights of the song come with the emotive bass tones throughout and the unpredictable and exciting production which has the song seemingly drift around the senses which only adds to the experience.

It is fair to say whilst listening to Grace you get the feeling there is much more within the band which is either not yet discovered or held back but it only accentuates the promise which is rife as the song dances and pleasures the appetite. Arcade Parade is genuinely a band to watch out for as they evolve into an even more enterprising encounter.


RingMaster 29/05/2013

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