We caught up with Arcane Roots front man Andrew Groves on the day their new EP ‘Landslide’ is released.

Following on from releasing one of the most exciting ‘rock’ records of the last few years in Melancholia Hymns, Arcane Roots return with a very special, brand new EP called Landslide, which is out today! The EP consists of 3 reworked and reimagined tracks taken from the bands ‘Melancholia Hymns’ album, stripped back, taken apart, smashed back together, melted down again and sown back up with love.

Front man, Andrew Groves spoke on the EP – “It’s rare for us to be able to show another side of a story, to re-tell it in a new light or illuminate layers or facets that were previously just nuances. Records can take a great deal of time and require many moving parts to align before release, so when the opportunity arose to record an addendum to Melancholia Hymns, we leapt at the chance. When we finished writing Melancholia Hymns it felt as though we had only just become fluent in a new language, one that had both expanded our vocabulary and our appetite for it’s application. During it’s creation, Melancholia Hymns became so burdened with ideas and desires that we had to exercise a great deal of restraint as to which components we felt should rise to the surface. Understandably, it was then with great satisfaction that we re-opened the doors to those buried elements to reveal a little more of the hard work within the record.”

The EP also has a brand new track ‘Landslide’, which they say may be the bands greatest and grandest composition yet…

We caught up with front man Andrew Groves to find out a little about what makes him tick.

Three words to describe our/my music…
Beautifully Jarring Melodies

Favourite ever film…
A Scanner Darkly

Favourite instagram account…
There are so many, but:
Visual artist – @waneella
Outdoor synth baths – @annnannie

The best venue I’ve played…
Stadio Olimpico – Rome, Italy

The song I can’t listen to…
In Your Atmosphere – John Mayer

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Washing dishes at a pub

My favourite meal to cook…
Irish Stew

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
My 14 year old self would kick off if I didn’t say RHCP.

My Favourite word….
Visceral

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
Understanding

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Royal Festival Hall – Southbank, UK

I think you should listen to…
Efterklang/Liima

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Feist

Arcane Roots’ Landslide EP is out now.