Deep Sea Arcade – Outlands: Album Reviews
Sydney psycadelic rockers Deep Sea Arcade are certainly not the new kids on the block – our first encounter with their 60′s-inspired fuzz was way back in 2009 with the wonderfully bubblegum pop of Lonely In Your Arms.
Since then they have slowly built an audience throw a mixture of solid touring and periodic single releases. You’d have to say it’ s been a well-measured approach thus far given the quality of bands they’ve toured with, and now with the release of their debut album Outlands, they’ve got some credibility to back it up.
The record’s divided up into three tiers: straight-up instants hits, the soon-to-be-one-of-your-favs, and then there’s the others.
The hits, including Girls, Lonely in Your Arms, Don’t Be Sorry and If The Devil Won’t Take You are instantly recognisable given their distinct psychadelic British flare. The likes of Seen No Right, Granite City Girls and Steam take a little more time to nestle in to the album arc, but once there, are arguably more appealing.
Left remaining are tracks like All The Kids, Airbulance and even title track Outlands, which are not so hooky, but give an indication of what we’re likely to get from Deep Sea Arcade in a few years’ time. These hidden gems often provide the most rewarding listening experience.
Outlands is definitely a well thought out record and a worthy product of the years that were put into it. All the right elements seem to be in place now as they continue to slowly, but ever-so-surely rise to greater heights.
Definitely one to watch.