Neo-Psych Group Blends and Bends Genres to Create Singular Sound of its Own; New LP, 'Superfonica' Set for November 23 Release
Buzzworthy neo-psych band Arcadian Child will release its new LP, Superfonica, on November 23 via Ripple Music / Rogue Wave Records. Hailing from Limassol, Cyprus, Arcadian Child formed in 2013 and soon made a name for itself via a cool and coherent sound that combines hypnotic psychedelia, stoner rock riffage, and indie rock groove. Potent and intoxicating, Arcadian Child delivers guitar-orientated psych rock blended with ambient elements, hallucinogenic patterns and kaleidoscopic, headphone-friendly swirl.
Popmatters premieres the new Arcadian Child song, "Twist Your Spirit", saying, "Built upon the same doomy, stony ground that the founding fathers (and mothers) of sludge metal trod, Arcadian Child adds deeper elements of hook and groove, with infectious guitar and bass lines that quickly bore their way into your psyche and relentlessly jab at you until you've given yourself over to the almighty groove. Add to that an eerie, mysterious vocal performance that carries the same enigmatic quality of a great Depeche Mode track (despite sounding nothing like Depeche Mode) and the case is made for Arcadian Child's latest becoming your new favorite song." Stream Arcadian Child's "Twist Your Spirit" at this location.
Arcadian Child has also debuted the new song, "Constellations", via Northern Transmissions, which calls the band's music, "groovy tracks, which makes you want to hope in your car, and turn up your stereo, and take a cruise through the desert." Stream Arcadian Child's "Constellations" at this location.
Superfonica is the follow-up to Arcadian Child's celebrated 2017 debut, Afterglow, a record that immediately established the unit as a buzzworthy band to watch. The LP was hailed as "a trippy and hypnotic blend of stoner rock and psychedelia" by Music & Riots,"an accessibly spacey psych-rock journey" by Treble, and led MXDWN to proclaim,"Arcadian Child are on the cusp".
To advance the release of Superfonica, Arcadian Child has also released the new singles, "Painting" and "She Flows". "Painting" is released via a cool visualizer video (seehere) and "She Flows" makes its debut via music video. Watch "She Flows" at this location. Arcadian Child’s unapologetic references to music of earlier eras infused forge a transcendent maze of heady resonance and drones.
Arcadian Child's beautiful songs lure you slowly and smoothly into a sort of soothing numbness; the group's use of 60s/70s pop style progressive theatrics call up a web of guitars, keyboards, and drums that thunder and ooze at the same time, and the melodies walk steadily more than they lurch. Try to picture Josh Homme (in "The Way You Used To Do") guesting in a sunny version of The Verve’s "Bitter Sweet Symphony" video for a CliffsNotes reference to the band's sound. Arcadian Child are masters at sounding simultaneously cool as a block of ice and hot as hellfire, but the unshakeable pop melodies are the real key to this album's success.
1.) Bain Marie 2.) Twist Your Spirit (Popmatters premiere) 3.) Brothers 4.) Constellations (Northern Transmissions premiere) 5.) Painting (watch visualizer) 6.) She Flows (watch VIDEO) 7.) Before We Die 8.) The March
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Arcadian Child features Panagiotis Georgiou (vocals/guitar), Stathis Hadjicharalambous (guitars), Andreas Kerveros (bass/backing vocals) and Christos Dimou (drums). Follow Arcadian Child on Facebook.
"Afterglow is a well-constructed myriad of indie and psychedelic rock from different decades. Vibes from the ‘60s , ‘70s, and even today, bring together a well-balanced album. Get ready for a cool, psychedelic experience from Arcadian Child" - PURE GRAIN AUDIO
"with headphone-ready volume swells in the background, a serene version of space rock" - THE OBELISK
"twisted psychedelic beauty. Love the squalling guitars, like sirens out over the eastern Mediterranean." - Super World Indie Tunes
"this record holds a myriad of elements from different influences, including more mainstream ones. There are proggish sides that often makes me think of late 70s Pink Floyd, the meticulous production gives a sound ala Foo Fighters, the singing and groove recall the glory of indie rock, with some Franz Ferdinand like energy, or Ghinzu’s masterful on the darker humored songs. You can only feel at home with this déjà-vu feeling, intriguing you to recognize all these elements." - MORE FUZZ