Arkells drop new single ‘Relentless’ + album details

Arkells press shot 2018 by Matt Barnes

Credit: Matt Barnes

Having recently announced their new album Rally Cry (out October 19th via Entertainment One), Arkells have just revealed their latest single Relentless. The band have also revealed the album’s tracklisting. Listen to Relentless below.

Next to Relentless, Rally Cry will also feature recent single People’s Champ as well as eight new songs. The album’s title is taken from ‘The Rally’, Arkells’ own festival at Tim Horton’s Field football stadium (Hamilton) this June. The album artwork was designed by guitarist Mike DeAngelis.

Frontman Max Kerman comments on Relentless:

My dad showed me this South African artist named Chicco and this tune of his with this afro-pop, keyboard driven, epic, cinematic groove. We were so inspired by it, we ended up sampling a track for the first time and worked collectively to build a tune around it. Rock bands aren’t as known to dip their toe into the sample world, but in 2018 we’re game to throw all conventional rules out the window.

Arkells Rally Cry cover artwork

Rally Cry tracklisting:

  1. Hand Me Downs
  2. American Screams
  3. Relentless
  4. Only For a Moment
  5. Show Me Don’t Tell Me
  6. People’s Champ
  7. Eyes On the Prize
  8. Saturday Night
  9. Company Man
  10. Don’t Be a Stranger

Arkells will return to the UK and Germany this November for a run of headline shows. London-based art-rockers Felix Hagan And The Family will be supporting. All dates and ticket links can be found below.

Rally Cry will be released on October 19th and is available to pre-order vial all digital retailers. Physical copies (including limited coloured vinyl) are available from Arkells’ webshop.

Arkells – Relentless

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