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INTERVIEW: Arcadian

Hi Guys! Welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Very good thanks! We’ve been busy, but excited about the next couple of months!

Can you talk to us more about your single “Fashion Statement”?

Fashion statement is all about the sass for us. We’ve all met that person who thinks they’re God’s gift to the world and Fashion Statement is our message to everyone who has had to deal with someone like that.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

There must have been a few events leading up to the writing of this song, but probably best not to go into huge detail, however I’m sure you guys can figure out how they went down from the lyrics.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We are looking at a few ideas at the moment and trying to make sure we choose the best one to match the song. More details may be to come.

The single comes off your new album This is Not Ultraviolet -­‐  what’s the story behind the title?

This origin of the title for us will always be intentionally vague, as we want it to mean something different for each person, but without going into too much detail it’s about how for us the Britain we live in isn’t this perfect place, but it’s ours and that’s all that matters to us.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process was interesting as I wanted to create a more vivid picture than in previous songs and I do have quite an unusual song writing method. But in terms of the recording, it was an absolutely amazing experience. I’m sure nobody forgets recording their first EP.

What role does Brit pop plays in your music?

Brit pop plays a particular role in the message of our music. As I’ve often said I think the sound of Brit pop is changing with bands like the 1975 breaking the international market, but the message remains the same, and songs like Park life with their undeniably British soul will never stop influencing us in my opinion.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

I am the kind of person who has the weirdest moments of inspiration lyrically. So I have a memo on my phone of around 80 phrases that I have heard people say that to me sum up a topic I want to sing about, and I then wait for the perfect riff that fits one of them in tone and style before finishing the lyrics.

Any plans to hit the road?

We have a mini tour this summer from the 18th to the 23rd of August, with dates in Shoreditch and Oxford to name a few. More dates to come soon and all of the gig details can be found on our website arcadian.band #shamelessplug.

What else is happening next in Arcadian’s world?

The next big steps in our world are hopefully some festival experiences (a collective dream we all share in Arcadian) and moving further afield for some gigging in some of the best music cities in Britain.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialarcadian
YouTube: https://youtu.be/EzDxa3gIqlo
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/3vXqMbFxBm2Hpabh94bTLK

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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