Shares a new track, ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’
featuring Bill Ryder-Jones
Taken from upcoming EP ‘Cannonball’, out June 2nd 2017 on Heavenly Recordings
“penetrating, strong-willed dream-pop”: MOJO (Rising feature, February 2017)
Amber Arcades, the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte De Graaf, today shares a new track, ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’ featuring Bill Ryder-Jones. ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’ is taken from the upcoming five track ‘Cannonball’ EP which is set for release on 2nd June 2017 via Heavenly Recordings.
Annelotte said the following about the track:
“This may be the song I’m most proud of so far… It’s been a long time in the making, starting out with the chorus which I initially thought was gonna be for a funky kind of jam. Then after a long time fermenting in my brain I pieced it together with this slow Yo La Tengo kinda verse that’d been popping up in my thoughts. The result is this tune which makes me feel melancholic but uplifted at the same time. Also super into Bill’s vocals on it. His dark broody voice really ties it all together.”
Bill Ryder-Jones said the following:
“I was already a fan of Amber Arcades when I was asked to put a vocal on this. I’m quite jealous of Annelotte’s ability to find the right words to fit her melodies, it’s a rare thing these days. The song is beautiful”.
The ‘Cannonball’ EP was recorded at Strange Weather Studio in New York with producer Ben Greenberg whilst the band were on tour and is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut album Fading Lines. The EP opens with Amber Arcades’ reworking of the classic Nick Drake song, ‘Which Will’ featuring her trademark ethereal, hazy, krautrock sound and is available to listen to HERE. The BBC 6 Music A-Listed ‘It Changes’ follows, which is possibly Amber Arcades’ most irresistible and compelling pop single to date – listen to it HERE. A video for ‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ is available to watch HERE. The EP closes with the title track, the brand new and as-yet-unheard ‘Cannonball’. The artwork was designed by Nick Helderman who has photographed all of Amber Arcades’ artwork and photos to date.
‘Cannonball’ will be available on LP & Digital. Pre-order it HERE. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Which Will
2. It Changes
3. Can’t Say That We Tried
4. Wouldn’t Even Know (featuring Bill Ryder-Jones)
‘Cannonball’ EP artwork
Following a European tour as a special guest of Grandaddy and a headline show at London’s The Finsbury, Amber Arcades will return to the UK and Ireland this Autumn. Full live dates are as follows, with UK and Irish shows in bold:
20-May-17 Netherlands Amsterdam EYE Filmmuseum
25-May-17 Netherlands Hengelo Krang Festival
16-June-17 Netherlands Hilvarenbeek Best Kept Secret
26-Aug-17 United Kingdom Totnes Totnes Civic Hall – Sea Change 2017 / Heavenly Takeover
16-Sep-17 United Kingdom Blackburn Holy Trinity Church – Confessional 17
17-Sep-17 Ireland Dublin Whelans
Cannonball EP Preorder: