Single Review: “The Queuing People” – ARCADES

A shiny belter of forceful indie rock, Arcades are taking the industry by a storm with new single The Queuing People. With a hefty Miles Kane/ Courteeners bite, the track is packed with a vigorous energy and riotous nature, front man Tommy Cobley having an infectious, insatiable passion which transmits through the track stunningly. His vocal has a certain grit to it, a bulky raspy undertone amplifying the old school post Britpop sound the band encompass so well. The Queuing People stands out due to the glowing boldness it has, confidence and fortitude rippled throughout it, a tough rock’n’roll explosion elaborately embedded in the core roots of the track.

Arcades- Lauren McDermott
Arcades playing for Some Might Say, by Lauren McDermott

The guitar is wonderfully Last Shadow Puppets-esque, with delicate smooth riffs paired with a darkly amplified bass line, built up to act as an interlude in the bridge. Tommy’s voice is soothing and light as well as gritty and surly at the same time, a certain snarly rawness injected into the track. It’s a groovy cocktail of pop, indie rock, and Britpop, with a Jagger-esque inspired vitality to it, inducing a mesmerising quality.

Listen below


Some Might Say Issue Three has exclusive coverage of the single, 2 pages of musical bliss in the zine dedicated to Arcades. Purchase a limited edition copy of the zine here

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