In the run up to Icebreaker Festival, we decided to speak to Arcade Hearts, one of our favourite Gosport based bands. Arcade Hearts had a huge 2017 having released singles such as ‘Running’, ‘Honey’ and ‘Fool Me’ and also went on to play alongside Razorlight at Indigo at the o2 last August. The band were also one of the three bands who played at our #BLOGTOBER gig for Lost In The Manor last October.
2018 is set to be an even bigger year for Arcade Hearts, so we caught up with the band to talk their forthcoming latest single, sleeping on sofas, Robert Webb and the future!
Hi there! Firstly, so that our readers can know a bit more about you, please introduce Arcade Hearts:
Hey! Arcade Hearts are Dan, Frankie, Brandon and Harry, and we’re from Gosport. We play Alternative-Indie-Disco music, because I mean why not right? You can fit all sorts of emotions and feels into it.
Your next single is set to be ‘Different Place’, a favourite from your live set… But for anyone who isn’t already familiar with the track, what 3 words would you sum it up with and why?
Different place comes out on the 5th February, and its pretty much pointing a finger at we’re we want to go in terms of production and energy. So dark, dance and bright (we’ll let you figure it out).
What was the original spark which encouraged you to start creating music as a band?
We had all been involved in making music in some way (not all with each other) prior to becoming band, but I think it took one of us to wake up in the middle of night and just put the pieces together for us all to walk into the rehearsal room together. So I guess sleep depravation.
What’s the weirdest gig/tour story you have to share?
Probably supporting Dr. & The Medics in Dorset. We had a pasta dinner with them beforehand and a massive dressing room with people running around with earpieces and walkie-talkies, all very surreal for what it was and a man dressed up as a shark. Other then that its been sleeping on sofas and in hostels, but we bumped into Robert Webb by accident in Leicester Square after a bad nights sleep on a sofa, that was pretty weird.
Finally, have you got anything to share regarding upcoming gigs and what have you got planned for 2018?
We’re doing our first tour through out February, which is so exciting for us, we’ve also sorted our roadside break down which is exciting as well.
We’ve got our debut EP planned after Different Place, which again is going to be so fun, expect us to push ourselves for it. And something really really cool which we’re not allowed to announce yet, but it means so much to us personally so keep an eye out!
We would like to thank Arcade Hearts very much for their time! You can catch them live at Icebreaker Festival this Saturday (3rd February) at the One Eyed Dog at 19:45. You can also follow the band via social media and also listen to their latest music via Spotify below.