Premiere: Arkells – ‘Systematic’

Southern Soul session...

Arkells know how to work hard. Picking a studio space for their new album 'High Noon', the band found the perfect spot in their native Hamilton, Ontario.

The only problem? It was on the second floor of an abandoned nightclub. Not to worry – the group simply hauled their gear up the stairs, a feat of strength and determination that would shame lesser outfits.

Having met in high school, such dedication shouldn't surprise. It's there, too, in the band's songwriting – rock 'n' roll classicism, shot through with some country soul.

Arkells recently sat down to record an orchestral version of their single 'Systematic'. Fresh from scooping Juno's Band Of The Year, the band recorded the session with Southern Souls.

Stirring, deeply affecting fare – you can check it out below.

Catch Arkells at the following European shows:

12 London Old Blue Last (SOLD OUT)
14 Brighton The Great Escape Festival – The Green Door Store (2:45 – 3:15)
16 Brighton The Great Escape Festival – Patterns (6:45 – 7:15)
17 Berlin Magnet
19 Dresden Beatpol
20 Bremen Lagerhaus
21 Hamburg Molotow
22 Dortmund Way Back When Festival
23 Saarbrucken Garage Club
24 Mannheim Maifeld Derby Festival
26 Munich Strom
27 Stuttgart 1210
28 Weisbaden Schlachthof
29 Hannover NDR Plaza Festival

Photo Credit: Brooks Reynolds

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