” A group of fellows that play music together”
Arcadian, the indie rock band from Hertfordshire, caught my eye from the first time I saw them on an ad while scrolling on facebook. As soon I heard “Lion’s Heart” , I was completely shocked. Their songs are catchy and lifts your mood significantly. I’m definitely a fan, and knew right away I had to tell you guys. I was lucky enough to go to a gig they had nearby, ask some questions and have a great time.
UP: Will, Phill, Joe, Greg and Tom
1. How did you guys form the band?
Joe: Me and Phil have played in bands together ever since we met, but it was when we were supposed to be meeting a new bassist that he said he would bring his friend along to play guitar. The bassist never ended up coming, but Greg did and we wrote our song HOC within the first hour of knowing each other.
2. You just released a new EP, tell us more about it …
Joe: We started the EP as a few individual ideas that we could gig with. But we started to develop a similar theme amongst the songs, that theme being Britain. The EP is essentially our attempt at showing anybody who listens the kind of things we see everyday in Britain.
From nights out at our local club to an encounter with a girl who thinks a bit too much of herself, it’s just a story of what we get up to day to day.
3. What do you want to transmit through your music?
Joe: We wanted to talk about Britain and our perspective of the state of affairs. ‘Lion’s heart’ is about the patriotism of Britain, but it highlights how Britain isn’t a nationality. In our opinion it’s so multicultural, and that’s what makes it great. It’s this idea that everyone is welcome.
This state of mind of being a British person and that we are all in this together. We remember seeing an England vs. Scotland rugby game when were younger and the sense of chanting has been brought in the song. It’s so relevant to the Brexit. But, politics aside, we wanted the song to be welcoming to all people and look at the good aspects of Britain
4. What’s your favorite Arcadian song?
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