New Arcades

FRESH: ‘When You Need Me’ – New Arcades

Retro/synth pop duo New Arcades release “When You Need Me”.

New Arcades are a London based music duo inspired by nostalgic memories of 80’s cinema and vintage synth sounds. Taking those feelings and bringing them into a contemporary production setting, New Arcades craft the perfect soundtrack to living in the moment or reminiscing of good times gone by.

Their new single “When You Need Me” has a nostalgic retro/pop vibe in the verses, and leads to a consistent epic build into the massive EDM choruses, which capture such a feel good factor! Hopefully you will love the drop…Zanna’s voice is stunning!

New Arcades’ music holds a depth of emotion, with soaring vocals set against a backdrop of uplifting synths, driving bass lines and dynamic beats – think of blue skies, urban nightlife and hazy sunrises. Dean Canty and Adam Sullivan formed New Arcades in 2014 and released their debut single “You’re All I’ve Got”.

New Arcades have been featured on films such as ‘Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong’ and ‘A Light Beneath Their Feet’ as well as having airplay on various U.K and U.S radio stations. They have a played a variety of live shows around the UK including a live session for BBC Radio. They have also remixed artists such as Goldroom and Kyla La Grange and have worked with other electronic artists such as Futurecop!, Lula, Timecop1983 and NINA (and we do love a bit of NewRetroWave here at talkaboutpopmusic.com!).

For more about New Arcades, check out their WEBSITE and their FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!