Written in early 2018 and finding itself as a staple of the band’s live set for some time, “Tabloids” receives its fully-finessed pressing this Spring and will hit the shelves on 28th March 2019.
Harking from a city which has long boycotted one such newspaper for its unforgivable misdemeanours of the past, this four piece are well-and-truly hacked-off with a culture of torrid tabloid journalism. On this scathing new single “Tabloids”, the fast ascending indie outfit stick two firm fingers up to repugnant reporting practices and those publications that wilfully propagate fake news through our society.
Speaking about the inspiration for the track, vocalist and lyricist Paddy Clegg says: “The media & the news has always fascinated me ever since I was little however, growing up you become more aware of how easily brain washed or led to believe into something which may not necessarily be even true. Lyrically, “Tabloids” is about how powerful yet scary this can be.”
Originally penned in guitarist Adam Holmes’ basement in Liverpool in 2018, the finished version of the track was recorded at Liverpool’s prestigious Motor Museum, with final production added by James Mellor and mastering by Mike Cave earlier this year.
Since forming in 2015, Life At The Arcade’s upbeat indie pop rock has seen them rapidly grab the attention of gig and festival goers, plus easily earn fans at BBC Introducing (Dave Monks) and BBC 6 Music (Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson), plus even scoop an honourable Track of The Week at Radio X with irresistible former single “Wonderland”.
On debut EP: ‘From The Basement’, the band offered up a collection of tracks that affirmed their formidable knack for a soaring chorus and intelligent lyric, with the release since cementing itself as essential listening post amongst their growing army of fans.
In 2019 at a time of true political and social upheaval, LATA will take their own message to the masses on their wittily-titled ‘The Fake News Tour’, hitting the road in support of their fierce new single “Tabloids”.
Catch the band at the following UK appearances:
LIFE AT THE ARCADE – THE FAKE NEWS TOUR – UK 2019
LIVERPOOL – 30TH MAR
THRESHOLD FESTIVALGLASGOW – 5TH APR
RECORD FACTORYPRESTON – 12TH APR
DARK ROOMMANCHESTER – 20TH APR
JIMMY’SDONCASTER – 21ST APR
THE LEOPARDLONDON – 25TH APR
FINBOROUGH ARMSSHEFFIELD – 26th APR