It’s been three years since Arcane Roots released their debut album ‘Blood & Chemistry’; and they’re soon to start working on the follow up. First though, it’s Reading & Leeds – always a spacial occasion for the band.
“There are a certain group of festivals that have an almost legendary status,” says bassist Adam Burton. “You could say that if you haven’t played them you have a big gap on your CV as a band. Reading & Leeds are part of that group.
“We were lucky enough to play back in 2013 and had such an amazing time so we can’t wait to return this year. The line up is so consistent year on year, such a great mix of bands and such a great vibe to part of.
“It’s also great for us because there are always bands that we admire that we get to see play but also bands that we have become friends with along the way that we get to catch up.”
The band play Reading later today (Sunday 28th August) on the Lock Up Stage, alongside Good Charlotte, Modern Baseball, ROAM, Beach Slang, Waterparks, Greywind and more.
“Luckily we are playing the same day as Biffy so will great to see them do their thing,” he says of another act they’re hoping to see. “Though it will be difficult to top their set from 2013, I think we can all agree that that set was breathtaking.”
And after the festival? “We’re just going to be planning our attack for our new material. We might look into some shows before the end of the year, either headline or support. But mainly it’s all new album, new album, new album for us.”