After generating a name for themselves on the local indie scene, Auckland five-piece BEACHWARE today release ‘The Arcade’ – the first single from their upcoming debut album.
Recorded at Auckland’s famed Roundhead Studios, ‘The Arcade’ is a slice of alt-indie-pop, perfectly balancing fast and energetic guitar, with three-part vocals, double-time keys, and in the words of the band themselves “the fastest arpeggiator setting we could find”.
This is good ole’ Kiwi power-pop at its finest!
The song itself is all about a friendship/romantic relationship going south. “It’s about being mature and knowing it’s not one person to blame, but actually, maybe it’s the other person who’s really at fault?! Nothing seems straightforward when love is involved, and sometimes the search for it can take a few turns,” says the band.
BEACHWARE – comprising of Rob Hartnell,Alexandra Selkirk-Hanna, Phoenix Guava, Julia Morris and James McDonald – have been making waves on the Auckland scene since mid 2017. They started as a group of friends who wanted to be part of a relaxed, DIY project.
The ‘DIY project’ has, however, grown to b so much more than that, earning a reputation as a tight, energetic live act, which has turned out a handful of cracking singles, including‘Want Somebody’ and ‘Respite’, as well as their debut EP TWIN COAST DISC DRIVE and RNZ’s winning 2019 Christmas song ‘Take Away The Tree’. Watch BEACHWARE perform it live on RNZ.
Now ‘The Arcade’ leads BEACHWARE one-step closer to the significant milestone that is the release of their debut full-length album. Watch this space!