Deep Sea Arcade
Deep Sea Arcadeʼs reverberated brand of psychedelia recalls guitar-based music from across the ages, yet with a character and charm that is undeniably unique.
The group began as a home recording project for founding members Nic McKenzie and Nick Weaver while in their mid teens. Using four-track tape recorders, broadcast microphones and unconventional computer programs, the duo created a sinister backdrop to contrast with their penchant for pop-song structure and melody. After years developing a large catalogue of demo recordings, McKenzie and Weaver banded together with drummer Carlos Adura, and guitarists James Manson and Simon Relf, to give the music an energy and scope that was previously out of reach.
Long awaited debut album Outlands received a worldwide release in 2012 through Ivy League Records, with singles heavily supported in Australia by Triple J (Feature Album) and FBi Radio, and in the UK by BBC 1, BBC 6, and XFM.
Aside from previous sold-out tours across 1000-1500 cap venues in Australia’s major cities, as well as having a spot on Australia’s prestigious Big Day Out festival, the band have been on the road with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Charlatans, Girls, Kaiser Chiefs, Cloud Control, Spoon, Temples and Modest Mouse. They have also toured the UK and Europe extensively, including appearances at Lowlands Festival (Netherlands), Wilderness Festival (UK), Primavera Sound Festival (Spain), Reeperbahn Festival (Germany), Live at Leeds (UK), and sold-out headline shows in London