Deep Sea Arcade
Australians Deep Sea Arcade are a indie-pop band from Sidney. With influences from the 60s and the Madchester scene, the band has a well defined sound and are ready to release their first studio album.
Year of Foundation & Band Members
Deep Sea Arcade was founded in 2008 by
- Nic Mckenzie – Vocals
- Nick Weaver – Bass
- Tim Chamberlain – Guitar
- Carlos Adura – Drums
- Simon Relf – Guitar, Keys
Zombies, Portishead, Stone Roses, AIR, The Beatles.
Led by vocalist Nic McKenzie and bassist Nick Weaver, the band combine their love of 60’s beat, surf and psychedelic rock with 80’s new wave, ‘Madchester’ and trip hop.
The pair, friends since meeting at high school in Sydney, penned dozens of songs and experimented with every sort of sound in their bedroom before finding their perfect counterparts in drummer Carlos Adura and guitarists Simon Relf and Tim Chamberlain.
On the surface they are many things, but it’s what lurks beneath that makes this band so exciting. Super catchy indiepop singles like Don’t Be Sorry and Lonely In Your Arms are just the tip of this iceberg.
- Outlands (16 March 2012, Ivy League Records)
Singles and EP’s
- Steam (13 February 2012, Ivy League Records)
- Girls (26 September 2011, Ivy League Records)
- Keep on Walking (2010)
- Don’t Be Sorry EP (2009)
- Crouch End (2008)
Interview with Deep Sea Arcade
1. How did the band begin?
Nic Mckenzie moved from UK to Australia and met Nick Weaver at High School there. They wrote and recorded music in a home studio they put together in Nic’s bedroom for years and then put a band together at University.
2. How would you define the sound of the band?
Deep Sea Arcade sound like The Zombies throwing a beach party for Portishead. Their music is ‘Blue Velvet’ with ‘Clockwork Orange’ flashes.
3. Talk us about your last work.
Keep On Walking is the follow-up to Deep Sea Arcade’s recent alternative airwave and online favourites Lonely In Your Arms, and Don’t Be Sorry. It’s equal parts 60’s psych, 90’s trip hop and stoner rock.
4. How are your concerts? What can we find there that we wont find on your studio records?
Unpredictable depending on the venue. Sometimes raw and stripped back, sometimes lush with addition of samplers, keys and drum triggers.
5. What do you think about the music industry and what do you think is your place within it?
There will always be two types of music. Music that is good and music that is bad. We like to think our music is good.
Music & Videos
Recommended track: Keep On Walking
Video Playlist ▼
- Girls (Official Video)
- Steam (Official Video)
- Lonely In Your Arms (Official Video)
- Don’t Be Sorry (official video)
- Lonely In Your Arms (1TakeTV Session)
- Don’t be sorry (1TakeTV Session)
- Outlands (Radio 3)
- Crouch End (Radio 3)
In June 2011, Deep Sea Arcade visited Madrid and Barcelona after a collaboration between Mar de Miguel of Jungle Indie Rock and Andy Cassell of Winterman & Goldstein, before the band joined the Australian record label Ivy League Records. With the help of Miguel Goñi, of Madrid label Origami Records, who joined this collaboration, the band recorded a 30′ live session at Los Conciertos de Radio 3 (TVE, Spain) and booked to play at Sala Charada (Madrid) and Primavera Sound Festival 2011 (Barcelona). In Madrid, Deep Sea Arcade shared stage with the bands Grises and Dolores (on their first live show ever).
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