Artist Spotlight

Sound of 2014: Part Three

A new year and a whole host of new music. In this week long series, a selection of PressPlay writers give you a run down of their recommendation for 2014.

A new year and a whole host of new music. In this week long series, a selection of PressPlay writers give you a run down of their recommendation for 2014.The third recommendation for PressPlay’s Sound of 2014 is Arcane Roots.

This post-rock trio from Kingston-Upon-Thames, England are one of the best and most genuinely exciting rock bands to put out an album for quite some years. Having toured with the likes of Biffy Clyro, Muse and Coheed & Cambria they have already ensured their name is embedded amongst those of the rock scene’s existing elite. To date Arcane Roots have released an EP (‘Left Fire’) and, in 2013, their debut album ‘Blood & Chemistry’. Both releases ripple with a wealth of luxuriously technical musicianship which the trio utilise to mould catchy, angular pop-rock juggernauts. Their choruses, specifically on ‘Blood & Chemistry’, exude the confidence which has doubtlessly enabled them to write such massive and memorable hooks. Andrew Groves’s high, soaring vocals add a really interesting texture to the thick and intricate rhythms of Adam Burton (Bass) and Daryl Atkins (Drums). Their music is beautiful and breathless, sprawling with soundscapes that seem to expand with every listen. Their technical and creative abilities are second to none.

If you enjoy guitar-driven rock music, ranging anywhere from the likes of Biffy Clyro to At the Drive-In then check out Arcane Roots right now!

Words: Leo Bargery

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