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Arcane Roots Announce New EP 'Landslide', Share Video For Title Track

Monday, 18 June 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Sophia Groves

Arcane Roots will release a new EP this autumn.

'Landslide', which follows up last year's 'Melancholia Hymns', is due out on September 14 through Easy Life Records and features reworked versions of three tracks from the album, Before Me, Matter and Off The Floor.

Discussing the record, frontman Andrew Groves said:

"It's rare for us to be able to show another side of a story, to re-tell it in a new light or illuminate layers or facets that were previously just nuances. Records can take a great deal of time and require many moving parts to align before release, so when the opportunity arose to record an addendum to Melancholia Hymns, we leapt at the chance. When we finished writing Melancholia Hymns it felt as though we had only just become fluent in a new language, one that had both expanded our vocabulary and our appetite for it's application. During it's creation, Melancholia Hymns became so burdened with ideas and desires that we had to exercise a great deal of restraint as to which components we felt should rise to the surface. Understandably, it was then with great satisfaction that we re-opened the doors to those buried elements to reveal a little more of the hard work within the record."

About Landslide, he continued:

The idea behind (the single) 'Landslide' arose frequently throughout the 'Melancholia Hymns' writing process, but for a myriad of reasons never quite made it into a song we kept for the record. I've always enjoyed the use of juxtaposition and double meaning in our lyrics, to take a word or idea and play with it's associated vocabulary to blur the lines between the meanings or highlight similarities. Within the song, the landslide is referenced as both a physical entity and the force of nature, questioning the extent of it's sentience and accountability for it's actions, while juxtaposing it against the idiom 'landslide victory', giving it a political and societal allusion too. Musically, it's possibly our favourite track to date and after such a difficult learning process during the writing of 'Melancholia Hymns', it made for a rewarding end to what has been an intense journey of challenge and fulfilment."

'Landslide' EP tracklist:

1. Before Me (Over) feat Emily Denton
2. Matter (Revel)
3. Landslide
4. Off The Floor (Fade)

The band will return to the UK later this summer for festival sets at 2000trees. Sub 89, and ArcTanGent. They also have a number of European festivals in the diary.

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