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An enticing continuation of their earlier works, the new Banks Arcade chapter solidifies today, with the group’s brand new EP A Muse out now via UNFD.

Evolving from the darker sides explored on their recent DEATH 2 EP, released in February, A Muse finds the New Zealand-hailing, Melbourne-based quartet shedding the expected and instead flourishing between moments of searing rock, towering hooks, dance beats, and fresh explorations into heavy surrounds.

A deeply personal extension of DEATH 2‘s chaos and sonic metamorphosis, A Muse spans six tracks and a horde of stylistic influences, from the towering shimmer of opening track Alive through to the infectious hooks of Heartstop, flourishes of hip hop (Lost Cause), flexed anthems (No Future) and raw yet polished confessionals (Self Help).

Today, Banks Arcade also unveil a brand new video for their single Faded AF.
Watch it here

Traversing personal issues, including relationships and internal struggles, a powerful thread of vulnerability flows throughout A Muse, with Banks Arcade also showcasing their unique superpower to avoid genre pigeon-holing while remaining compelling and cohesive.

Ruminating on their new EP, the band share: “A Muse follows on from DEATH 2 in a much more vulnerable way. It covers a lot of personal issues from relationships to internal struggles and in each song I tried to speak with my own voice as much as possible as opposed to the more abstract stuff on DEATH 2.”

A band who always wanted to make history, Banks Arcade bring passion and potent execution to their myriad of influences and creative ideas. Formed over a shared love of music with a razor-sharp avant-garde aesthetic, Banks Arcade have always teetered on modernity; a fact displayed firmly on their 2018 debut EP Endnote, its 2020 follow up Fever Dreams, and the group’s head-turning singles Roses and Drown, both of which have gone on to amass well over 2 million individual streams.

Releasing their full-length Future Lovers in 2022, Banks Arcade cemented their future-facing trademark style while also turning heads courtesy of their emphatic soundscapes, searing metal and hip hop additions.

Fresh off the back of releasingtheir previous EP DEATH 2 in February, Banks Arcade also supported metalcore titans Northlane nationally alongside ERRA and Landmvrks that same month. And after two years of non-stop touring, Banks Arcade also recently toured New Zealand and Australia with a brand new live show in May, with the Death 2 A Muse Tour compiling the band’s best work to date.


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