– Debut album ‘Blood & Chemistry’ released May 6th

– UK May headline tour announced, full list of dates below (including Banquet Records in-store acoustic show on May 1st and London show 9th May at Electrowerkz)


– A summer of festivals include Truck, ArcTanGent, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, BBK in Bilbao and many more TBA



ARCANE ROOTS will release their huge, brand new single, ‘Slow’, on May 20th through Play It Again Sam. Following the free download track ‘Resolve’, ‘Slow’ is the 2nd single to be taken from the outstanding debut album ‘Blood & Chemistry’, which will be released on May 6th on download, CD and gatefold vinyl. 



Andrew (Groves, guitar and vocals) explains a bit about the meaning


behind the song: “Slow is a reminder of what you have and what it means to you. Even when you take something or someone for granted over and over again. It was one of the first songs written for ‘Blood & Chemistry’ and it also took the longest to complete and record. This long and difficult process actually ended up serving the song perfectly by making each section of the song chronological to the lyrics. Every time we revisited the song again we added new parts and I amended the lyrics to become more relevant to my feelings at the time. It now reads like a story from having to be reminded of what you have and the spark between you, to finally admitting what your actions had been telling you all along and finding the spark again.”



Directed by Daryl (Atkins, the bands drummer), the full length video for ‘Slow’


can be seen here:




Live wise in the last year, ARCANE ROOTS have supported both Twin Atlantic and then Dry The River, as well as headline their own Kerrang! Magazine award show in London (their 2nd such show). They have also played the likes of Hevy Festival, 2000 Trees, Sonisphere, Liverpool Sound City, Camden Crawl, Y Not, Hit The Deck and many more. They were recently on tour across Europe as main support to AWOL NATION (Jan/Feb 2012), and will follow their May headline dates and summer festivals with further UK and European headline and support tours, all TBA in the coming months.



Full list of UK dates below, with main support coming from The JCQ. First on bands across the tour have all been hand picked by ARCANE ROOTS, and include some of their favourite new, up and coming bands like Baby Godzilla and In Dynamics.



ALL UK headline ARCANE ROOTS dates April/May, support from


The JCQ:


30th Apr – Cardiff, Wales, CLWB ifor bach


1st May – Kingston, New Noise + acoustic in-store at Banquet Records


2nd May – Nottingham, Rock City Basement


4th May – Coventry, Kasbah


5th May – Glasgow, ABC2


6th May – Newcastle, The Think Tank


7th May – Manchester, Sound Control


8th May – Leeds, Cockpit 3


9th May – London, Electrowerkz


10th May – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms


12th May – Tunbridge Wells, Forum, Southampton


14th May – Milton Keynes, The Crafurd Arms


15th May – Guildford, The Boileroom


16th May – Bristol, Louisiana


Current Confirmed and Announced Festival Dates, More TBA: 


3rd May – Liverpool Soundcity, Liverpool


11th May – Takedown Festival, Southampton


17th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton


24th May – Handmade Festival, The Peoples Photographic Library, Leicester


11th July – BBK Festival, Bilbao


19th July – Truck Festival, Oxford


26th July – Redfest, Redhill


28th July – Burnout Festival, The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth


3rd Aug – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire

31st Aug – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol



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