Cardiff newcomers Morning Arcade (Karl, Bethan, Ceris, Lloyd and Josh) make a lyrical and sonic impact on their debut single Cold Shoulders. Listen to the song below and find out more.
The song occupies a sweet spot musically. Inviting favourable comparisons with acts like War on Drugs and Cigarettes After Sex, Cold Shoulders builds on a dreampop base, adding hints of shoegaze and Americana, but with a distinctly grounded quality. Lyrically, the song carries a punch to it, which adds to its overall incandescent beauty. A solid and impressive debut from a band to watch.
Says Karl about the song, “Cold Shoulders was written in response to the constant stream of news surrounding environmental destruction and in the song, I call out the indifference we all have towards it in some way. The line ‘only you can save the world’ is aimed at those in power able to make a change but also to every person on the planet.”
Cold Shoulders is out now and can be streamed or downloaded on Bandcamp. Head over to Morning Arcade’s Instagram or Twitter pages for additional details on how to listen to the song, as well as keeping up to date with news about upcoming releases.
Morning Arcade is Karl Griffiths on lead vocals and guitar, Bethan Ayres on keyboards and backing vocals, Lloyd Jones on guitar, Ceris Fussell on bass, and Thomas Bailey on drums.