British three-piece an­nounce com­ple­men­tary EP and tease “un­usual” live shows later in the year.

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Ar­cane Roots are re­vis­it­ing ma­te­rial from last year’s LP Me­lan­cho­lia Hymns for a septem­ber 14 re­lease. the four­track Land­slide eP is out on easy Life and con­tains reimag­ined ver­sions of Be­fore Me, Mat­ter and off the Floor, as well as the brand new ti­tle track de­vel­oped from early lyric ideas for solemn.

“we promised our­selves that be­cause there was still so much within the songs we would keep de­vel­op­ing them. I re­ally like the idea of be­ing able to tell more of a story lyri­cally or to tell the other side of that story,” re­veals front­man an­drew Groves. “[the track] Land­slide is my favourite record­ing of ours and more in­dica­tive of where we might go on the next record.”

the eP con­tin­ues the al­bum’s “un­fil­tered” ap­proach to in­flu­ences with more in­spi­ra­tion com­ing from the worlds of elec­tronic and at­mo­spheric mu­sic. Groves even namechecks Ira­nian-Dutch artist sev­dal­iza and ex­per­i­men­tal pop artists FKa twigs and Banks among his more un­con­ven­tional in­flu­ences. the band, who ap­peared at the in­au­gu­ral, Prog award­nom­i­nated space rocks event re­cently, will play at arc­tanGent Fes­ti­val next month and sup­port the eP with a hand­ful of very spe­cial uK shows in what Groves de­scribes as “un­usual venues”. He adds, “we’re look­ing to cre­ate a live set that’s en­tirely or­ganic so that each show is com­pletely dif­fer­ent. I’d like to ex­tend parts, loop them, take them in an­other di­rec­tion and con­trol the el­e­ments in real time. It’ll also act as a tran­si­tion while we start writ­ing a new record.”

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