ARCANE ROOTS today release their brand new single ‘Indigo’ from forthcoming sophomore album ‘Melancholia Hymns’ (released through Easy Life on Friday Sept 15th). The track was premiered last night (Sept 11th) on Radio 1 with Annie Mac as the Hottest Record (the bands 2nd Hottest Record in a row, following last single ‘Off The Floor’),
which you can listen to again – HERE
Front man Andrew Groves explains a bit more about the song:
“Indigo is the favourite colour of the late Dr Oliver Sacks, a British neurologist & author who died from liver cancer in 2015 at the age of 82. A brilliant mind, infamous for his writing & unique approach towards both his patients & his own neurological disorders, he once hallucinated the colour indigo after self medicating in an attempt to understand his patients own hallucinations better. Shortly before his death, he wrote about his life in great detail along with his intense personal struggles regarding his sexuality, which frequently tinged his illustrious life with great sadness & despair. Dr Sacks’ final notes truly feel like the first intellectualisation of life & his imminent death; the beauty, the regrets, the cherished and the great unknown.
Written with such candor & grace, his final thoughts and feelings really resonated with me, but yet also left me filled with sadness for the way in which he suffered for his work and his sexuality.
Indigo is somewhat of a tribute to Dr Oliver Sacks, Alan Turing and the other great minds of our time who furthered humanity so far, yet suffered so much at the hands of society. We benefitted so much from their brief time on earth, yet gave so very little in return.”
Following on from the bands recent triumph at Reading and Leeds Festival, and due to overwhelming demand, the band have also announced an extra 6 UK headline dates in October to add to the current set currently already on sale. The band will also be on tour accross Europe ahead of these dates, with many of these shows either sold out or close to it already. For these extra UK shows, Fizzy Blood and Gold Key will support, and all dates are below.
UK HEADLINE DATES (with Good Tiger and Gold Key):
Oct 5th – The Scala, London
Oct 6th – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Oct 7th – Academy 3, Manchester
Oct 8th – King Tuts, Glasgow
Oct 9th – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Oct 11th – Whelans, Dublin
Oct 13th – The Arts Club, Liverpool
Oct 14th – The Haunt, Brighton
Oct 15th – The Fleece, Bristol
EXTRA DATES ADDED (with Fizzy Blood and Gold Key):
Oct 17th – The Key Club, Leeds (with Gold Key only)
Oct 18th – The Mash House, Edinburgh
Oct 19th – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Oct 20th – The Met Lounge, Peterborough
Oct 21st – The Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent
Oct 22nd – The Boiler Room, Guilfrod