Posts Tagged ‘Arrows Of Love’

Nickel In The Jukebox

Another day, another dollar. Or nickel in this case. Check out Volume 19 of our virtual jukebox with another ten tunes of all shapes and sizes taken from our bulging in-box.

 

The Van T’s – 35mm  [RIYL: Surf-rock, Hinds, The B-52s]

 

Wonky Tonk – Suitors  [RIYL: Independent Country,  Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton]

 

NARCS – Bullingdon Boys  [RIYL: Post-punk, Future Of The Left, Pulled Apart By Horses]

 

Consolers – Harry  [RIYL: Indie rock, Velvet Underground, Mac DeMarco]

 

Pure Joy – O’Sullivan  [RIYL: Psych rock, The Kinks, Kurt Vile]

 

BD Harrington – Black Waves  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, Bill Callahan, Leonard Cohen]

 

Blind Pets – Big Kids  [RIYL: Garage grunge, The Cramps, Southern Culture On The Skids ]

 

Supermoon – Witching Hour!  [RIYL: Moody pop, The Chills, Beach Boys]

 

Arrows of Love – Toad  [RIYL: Hardcore, Fugazi, McClusky]

 

Doby Watson – Natural Ice  [RIYL: Confessional Americana, Songs: Ohia, Sun Kil Moon]

 

Videos of the Day

Watch the tripped out video for Secret Colours excellent track Blackhole and the unsettling and spooky video for Arrows of Love delicate yet blood-splattered murder ballad The Knife. We have more kaleidoscopic effects on Temples video for forthcoming single Colours To Life, and finally (via a heads-up from Slowcoustic) comes Bird Of Song from a Show Me Shows session by the wonderful Water Liars that was way too good not to re-post.

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New Single From Arrows Of Love

Arrows of Love have set June 3rd as the release date for their new single The Knife, via Urban Fox Records. The Hackney 4-piece have also announced a full UK tour starting this week that will see them perform in twelve cities before they visit Europe for shows and festivals.

The Knife forms arguably the most suspenseful single lifted from their forthcoming debut album, Everything’s Fucked, that will be released this summer. It’s a delicate, folk-inflected, blood-splattered murder ballad that reveals a band with a tar-black heart.

And all that, as you can imagine, is right up MM’s proverbial alleyway so to speak. Unsparing lyrics are intoned over hypnotically simple percussion and a matter-of-fact malevolence pervades through every note of the song.

Now feel the love, cut so quick
My open wound, the blood runs thick
But you look good, and I feel shit

The reverse So Very Predictable is rawer, more directly confrontational and showcases a whole other side to the band.

Listen to both, stay away from the cutlery drawer…

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Pre-order the 7″ here. See our previous video post here.

See them on tour:

25 Apr – PORTSMOUTH – One Eyed Dog
26 Apr – NORWICH – Norwich Arts Centre
30 Apr – MANCHESTER – The Castle
1 May – LEEDS – Oporto
2 May – NOTTINGHAM – Spanky van Dykes
3 May – CARDIFF – Undertone
4 May – DUBLIN – CAMDEN CRAWL DUBLIN – The Grand Social
10 May – MILTON KEYNES – SloBar
11 May – SOUTHAMPTON – Lennons Club Psychedelia
16 May – LONDON – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (w / VuVuvultures DJ set / support from Thrones and Nymph)
17 May – BIRMINGHAM – Adam & Eve (with God Damn)
18 May – BRIGHTON – The Great Escape Festival – The Hope (with Mazes / Wounds)

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