While the continent may be wrought with troubles, Amber Arcades is on duty to dissect our current woes with ‘Alpine Town’, the latest cut from forthcoming album ‘European Heartbreak’.
Written in the small town of Guillestre in the French Alps, Amber Arcades – real name Annelotte De Graaf – reflected on her visit saying:
‘I was kind of in a sad place and my boyfriend had dragged me along to get away from all that, but I guess it doesn’t really work like that, ha. It just made me reflect on the sad part of the tourist condition as a metaphor for life, man.’
The two previous singles, ‘Goodnight Europe’ and ‘Simple Song’, were accompanied with videos aiming to unpick what is happening is Europe, as well as analysing themes of love and the passing of time.
The new record ‘European Heartbreak’ is out on September 28 and Amber Arcades will also embark on a series of UK and European tour dates this Autumn in support of the release.
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Friday 17th August – Green Man Festival, Crickhowell, UK
Friday 7th September – Festival No. 6, Minffordd, UK
UK/EU TOUR DATES
Wednesday 3rd October – The Exchange, Bristol
Thursday 4th October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Friday 5th October – Mono, Glasgow
Saturday 6th October – Think Tank, Newcastle
Sunday 7th October – The Polar Bear, Hull
Tuesday 9th October – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Wednesday 10th October – The Dome, London
Friday 12th October – The Haunt, Brighton
Thursday 25th October – Rotown, Rotterdam
Friday 26th October – Sugarfactory, Amsterdam
Saturday 27th October – Merelyn, Nijmegen
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