Forming in Brisbane, now spread between the Northern & Southern states, Arrows are post-rock balladeers without a filter. Unconventional “rock” instrumentation over bombastic / receding harmonies. Desperately reaching vocals which roll ceaselessly between pop & depravity. Round this out with a strong DIY ethic, dive-in.
After a self-released demo in 2006 and a successful 12” vinyl self-released in 2007 with friends These Hands Could Separate The Sky (CDep re-issue on Hobbledehoy), Arrows soon became a genre favourite amongst a tiny few, scattered both locally and to the faraway borders of Japan, Sweden, Canada and beyond. The debut album Modern Art & Politics then flooded onto “Best of 2008” lists across the globe, a record possessing an honesty that has garnered them an obsessed fanbase both in their home state and in underground circles worldwide. Almost two years on, Arrows have recorded Try and Stay Upright, seamlessly more dynamic and emotionally gripping than its 2008 predecessor – slower, shorter & this young band's most powerful statement yet.
Coming Sep 20 2010, LP / CD / Digital.
For streaming media, see: http://www.gimmesound.com/Arrows/