Thursday, 30 June 2016

WOODEN ARMS – SINGLE REVIEW

Wooden Arms – Burial (Butterfly Collectors) 
Wooden Arms - Burial


Release Date: Out Now

This tune has been out for a couple of weeks now but I wanted to get something out there in case you are able to get to one of the forthcoming dates – and you should if you can. Norwich’s Wooden Arms write music for murder to happen to – not passionate, angry murder but forlorn, inevitable, heartbroken murder. ‘Burial’ opens with the kind of piano and violin duet that should accompany the mists of morning rolling over a still warm body in an abandoned allotment somewhere, well, somewhere like Norwich. As the theatrical nature of the music is given direction by a solid rhythm and droning bass, this song transforms in to a serious contender for indie-rock stardom. The sombre elements of Elbow (and sense of humour if you watch the video) are there as well as hints of the much missed Winter Kings, the National and Hozier. This is sinister, brooding stuff befitting of the song title but with a sense of optimism and hope that comes erupting from the tumultuous crescendo of frenzy. That same hope is not mirrored in the video – you have been warned.



Live Dates:

1st July – St Pancras Old Church, London
2nd July – Smuggler’s Records, Deal (Daytime Show)
3rd July – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
4th July – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton

5th July – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London w/The Strubmellas

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