ARKELLS TO RELEASE U.S. DEBUT THIS APRIL
MICHIGAN LEFT OUT APRIL 10TH
FIRST TRACK, KISS CAM, NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD + OFFICIAL VIDEO
Acclaimed alternative rock band Arkells are proud to announce the international release of MICHIGAN LEFT, the follow up to their Juno award-winning debut. Set for an April 10th release, MICHIGAN LEFT is an undeniable collection of songs that combine the bombast of Bruce Springsteen, the melodies and warmth of Fleetwood Mac and the delicate studio touches of Spoon.
Check out the romantically charged Rock n’ Soul anthem and fan favorite, “Kiss Cam” here (approved to embed):StartSelection: http://soundcloud.com/arkells/kiss-cam-1
“Kiss Cam” MP3 Download link: http://goo.gl/qqQNa
After touring in support of their debut JACKSON SQUARE, which scored the band a Top 10 Radio Hit and saw them share the stage with Pearl Jam, Tokyo Police Club, Them Crooked Vultures and Metric, Arkells retreated to Bathouse Studios on the shores of rural Lake Ontario to record their new album. Looking to capture their energetic live performance without compromise, the band was able to combine the spontaneity of live-off-the-floor recordings, with more complex sonic details reminiscent of past studio albums by Phoenix and Hall & Oates.
Album closer Agent Zero features celebrated singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, and the result is a blissful inspired vocal interplay showcasing the musical maturity of this young band.
With songs like Book Club, Where U Goin, and Coffee, MICHIGAN LEFT is a sonically ambitious album, packed with hooks, anthemic choruses and impressive performances.
Known for their spirited and sweaty live performances – an experience they’ll bring to this year’s SXSW – Arkells will embark on a North American tour beginning this spring. Tour dates to come.
Watch the stunning video for “Kiss Cam” here
Stay tuned for more news!!