Sunday, 7 June 2015

#460: Catching Up With...Arctic Lake

Arctic Lake build on the foundations laid by the likes of Bat for Lashes or London Grammar, whilst managing to never feel derivative.  They are a band whose emotion is close to being a tangible presence, and stems from introspection and the human condition behind those emotions. Their latest single, ‘Only Me’, feels more subdued than previous release ‘Limits’, though no less distinctive. It floats effortlessly on an airy bed of understated electronics. Icy, emphatic and rife with subtle nuances – it’s a quintessential sound, and one which will ultimately become synonymous with the band as their career progresses.