We have the great pleasure in sharing this track premiere of the new single from Arborist, a confident, six-minute ramble through the day-to-day and a shameless crack at the pop charts.
2015 saw the release of Twisted Arrow, the debut single by Arborist, fronted by Mark McCambridge. A nonchalant and thoughtful piece of Americana, conceived in Belfast, it features the casual yet unmistakeable tones of Kim Deal. It had extensive coverage and airplay as well as on BBC 6Music, and featured in The Guardian’s tracks of the week.
Having previously worked as a songwriter around France, London, Nashville and Dublin, Mark McCambridge played his first show as ARBORIST in early February 2013, opening for James Yorkston in Belfast. A solo tour of Ireland followed before impressive performances led to notable support slots alongside Low, Cat Power, Mark Mulcahy and Alasdair Roberts.
Now based out of Belfast and surrounded by a band of well-travelled musicians, Arborist’s music is measured and mature while remaining starkly modern. Centred around McCambridge’s soaring vocal and unique lyrical style, it speaks of bleak truths (Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Jason Molina) but delivers them with an assured soulfulness (Sam Cooke, Al Green).
Recent shows with luminaries such Guy Garvey and Echo and the Bunnymen have showcased the songs to an ever increasing audience.
A Man of My Age single is due out on 1 July.
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