Britain doesn't do rock music, not really.
It's an art form best practised by our American cousins, whose ability to surrender themselves to the power chord far exceeds that dry British reserve.
Arcane Roots, though, would beg to differ. The Surrey trio are steeped in the free form ideas of post-hardcore, the electric imagination of, say, At The Drive-In.
Alongside this, the band have a clear urge to reach out, to get their music heard. There's a Biffy Clyro comparison to be made here, of a group who - through their own blood, swear and tears - can move beyond the boundaries placed in their way.
Debut album 'Blood & Chemistry' promises to be a pivotal moment for the group. Out next Monday (May 6th) the album is full of unabashed, unreserved rock thrills - a potent, powerful document of a band on the rise, it matches the unbridled energy of their live show to a mature control of the studio.
Ahead of the release, ClashMusic are lucky enough to be able to present the full stream of 'Blood & Chemistry'.
Listen to it below.
Arcane Roots are set to play the following UK shows:
30 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
1 Kingston New Noise
2 Nottingham Rock City
4 Coventry Kasbah
5 Glasgow ABC 2
6 Newcastle The Think Tank
7 Manchester Sound Control
8 Leeds Cockpit 3
9 London Electrowerkz
10 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
12 Tunbridge Wells Forum
14 Milton Keynes The Crafurd Arms
15 Guildford The Boileroom
16 Bristol Louisiana