Arborist dig a little deeper than most.
The Northern Irish group have a piercing songwriting eye, exposing some of the darker emotions that resonate with all of us.
New album 'A Northern View' is out on February 7th, and it's a striking collection of songs, containing some of their finest work yet.
The record will be accompanied by a flurry of live shows, including a support slot alongside American psych-folk duo Kacy & Clayton.
New song 'Here Comes The Devil' is an emphatic statement, the crisp songwriting exploding with deadly accuracy.
Driven by that surging vocal and the rippling arrangement, it speaks of unspoken and unconscious prejudices before erupting into that cathartic ending.
We're able to share the video in full, with Sam O’Mahony overseeing the moving shoot.
A clip that focusses on addiction, and the struggle towards redemption, the director explains:
"The line in ‘Here Comes The Devil’ where Mark sings about the ‘Sleeping flower mantis / Ready to unload’ was the perfect jumping off point for a music video. The idea that a monster sits quietly within us all, waiting to pounce when we least expect it, was rich with narrative ideas."
"I settled on a concept I called ‘Detox’ about two addicted people trying their best to be good, clean-living human beings who ultimately succumb to the monsters within…"
Tune in now.
'A Northern View' is out on February 7th.
Catch Arborist at the following shows:
31 Low Mill, Yorkshire The Band Room [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
1 Gateshead Northern Rock Foundation Hall [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
4 Winchester The Railway Inn [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
5 Bristol Mothers Ruin [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
6 Witney Fat Lils [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
7 St Davids City Hall [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
15 Belfast Strange Victory Records
19 Galway The Black Gate
22 Waterford Phil Grimes
23 Cork Coughlan’s
29 Kilkenny The Set Theatre
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