Scarlett Arcade debut EP ‘Machines’ reviewed

Scarlett Arcade, quite simply, are going to be the next big thing to come from Stoke-on-Trent. Though numerous acts from the city are having various amounts of success, none capture the essence of ‘new’ music quite like this modernised 80’s electronic group. The band’s debut EP ‘Machines’ is a small exhibition of highly thought out tunes, with ‘Drive’ being a track which, with its intriguing intro and beautiful lyrics from a beautiful voice, instantly makes you feel like you are the anti-hero of an American movie, and the introduction to ‘Light’s offers very much the same feeling. Hard-hitting drum beats and well thought out melodies are the order of the day with Scarlett Arcade, with title track ‘Machines’ displaying this with vigor.
‘Machines’ is a song which immediately strikes you as one of the most finely produced piece’s of music to emerge from Stoke-on-Trent for quite some time, such is the time and effort given by this intense and passionate band, who show a likeness to artists such as College and Electric Youth and, if this debut EP is anything to go by, will no doubt have many successful days ahead of them. Scarlett Arcade are the freshest, most unique and intelligent act to emerge from Stoke-on-Trent and their music is a must have in any music fans collection.

Lee Barber
Radical’s Rising
6 Towns Radio

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