Deep Sea Arcade are set to take over The Cambridge Hotel, on Friday 11 January
Deep Sea Arcade’s new Album “Blacklight” is out now
‘Blacklight’ is a melting pot of psychedelia, beats, slacker-rock and 70’s soul.
Combining rhythm sections reminiscent of 90’s trip hop and Dre era production.
Glistening frontman Nic Mckenzie’s melodies float eerily above Matt Johnson’s (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) gargantuan drum sound.
Eric J Dubowsky’s (Flume, Chemical Brothers) spacious mix takes you through the wardrobe to Narnia and back again while beautiful vine like guitars bring this journey to its conclusion leaving you panting on the floor exclaiming ‘what a meticulously composed album’
Is it physical? Is it chemical?
Those questions are a line from Learning To Fly, on the new Deep Sea Arcade album, Blacklight, which is due out on the Long Player label through Universal. But itʼs more than that for the Sydney band built around Nic McKenzie and Nick Weaver.
While it may have been written about a relationship that was addictive but ultimately toxic for McKenzie, it also sums up not just the fresh territory explored on the record – Is it trip hop? Is it electronica? Is it rockʼnʼroll? - but the lifelong friendship at the core of the band.