Amber Arcades new album ‘Barefoot On Diamond Road’ is out today

Amber Arcades third album ‘Barefoot On Diamond Road’  is out today! A record of engaging maturity, filled with slow motion builds and epic lifts that elevate it to dizzying heights.
Immersed in an all-consuming wall of sound, ‘Barefoot On Diamond Road’  is like My Bloody Valentine gone acoustic, it shouldn’t work but it does; it’s a juxtaposition of textures, from skittery, uneasy dancefloor beats to symphonic kosmische, a baroque pop tapestry side-stitched with cellos and harps with a plaintive steel guitar echoing in the distance.
Conceived remotely with original sparring partner Ben Greenberg (Danny Elfman, Depeche, Ryley Walker) in New York and Annelotte in Amsterdam. It’s a coming of age set in a new town with a new positivity underpinning her, as ever, beautifully crafted and highly personal observations on life, love and how it all should or could work.
Throughout, the drums and percussion arrangements of Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, Bowie, Dylan, Adele, Lorde, Springsteen, Cohen…) make it glow with added texture. It’s a record of engaging maturity, filled with slow motion builds and epic lifts that elevate it to dizzying heights with all of the drama – think The Gun Club sitting back with Portishead, anything could happen, it’s an imaginary film… PJ Harvey lurks in the shadows.

Amber Arcades’ new album ‘Barefoot On Diamond Road’  marks a new phase for the highly respected musician.

Available on Limited Edition Silver Vinyl, Black Vinyl & CD


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