Fresh from the flurry of news that Arcane Roots are set to release their new EP ‘Heaven & Earth’ on October 16th through their new home of Easy Life/Sony Red, the band have confirmed a short but sweet run of UK dates.
Kicking off in London on October 15th, the band take in Birmingham and York before bringing things to a close in Glasgow five days later.
Tickets are on sale this Friday (7th) but if you’ve preordered the EP, and based on the opening number ‘If Nothing Breaks, Nothing Moves’ why wouldn’t you, there’ll be a special presale on Wednesday so keep an eye on your emails.
The full list of dates are as follows.
15 London, Dingwalls
17 Birmingham, Asylum
18 York, Fibbers
20 Glasgow, Stereo
Lead track ‘If Nothing Breaks, Nothing Moves’ is a promise to fans that they’ll always get the best possible live show from Arcane Roots.
Speaking to Upset, Andrew Groves explains that “The first song is a statement. When I’m playing it live, it reminds me that this is the decision I wanted to make. I want to put as many road blocks in as possible, so that I have to live up to the things I want to say. Even in the lyrics, the first words are essentially ‘You’re here tonight, I’m playing a gig and here we are. I’m standing in front of you and I hate looking at the audience. I feel embarrassed by that and I never remember the words’.”
“If I’m honest with everyone, I’m trying really hard and we cant be annoyed or angry if something doesn’t happen. If we don’t give it 100% every night then, if we’re ever annoyed that things haven’t gone our way, we can always look back to those gigs and maybe things would be different. I just like the idea of saying that out loud. I have to give it 100% every single night if we want to have the success that we want, rather than what’s laid out before us. You have to engineer that,” explains Andrew. “You have to start doing that now because no one is going to do it for you.”