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VIDEO PREMIERE: Wooden Arms – December


Norwich collective Wooden Arms release their debut album ‘Tide’ on 12” vinyl, CD & digital via Butterfly Collectors Records on the 13th October. We are honoured to have the premiere for their new video for their haunting track ‘December’ watch it below:

Showcasing their wonderfully intricate, swelling orchestral sound, laced with affecting melodies and pierced by tumbling percussive interludes and warm brass. ‘December – began life as a simple piano/vocal/trumpet ditty with repeated lyrics and contrapuntal melodies. A few violin strings and a trip-hop beat later, it’s become a mariachi death march for a New Orleans prostitute. Both delicate and visceral in equal measure.’

Wooden Arms’ writing partnership comprises founder & tryannical composer Alex Carson (vocals, piano), and self-effacing songwriter Jeff Smith (trumpet, vocals, guitar). Together they achieve a nuanced, yet hook-laden tone that at once sticks in the throat and sends chills down spines.

‘False Start’ taken from their debut, self-titled EP was released in the summer of 2013, immediately gaining support at BBC6 Music, in particular Lauren Larverne and followed by bewitching sets at Liverpool Sound City, Norwich Sound & Vision, Norfolk & Norwich Festival as well as supporting Peter Broderick and Greg Haines and extensilvely performing around the UK. A second single ‘Tide’/‘December’, followed earlier this year.

‘Tide’ the album, is a collection of songs that deal with inevitability and the inescapable fact that tick follows tock, a concept accompanied by certain clarity, misery, and truth.’

Live shows:


19th – Reeperbahn, Hamburg http://bit.ly/VL0Xhj


10th – Norwich Sound & Vision festival, Octagon Chapel http://www.musicglue.com/dreams-music-promotion/

11th – Cambridge, J2

12th – Brighton, Green Door Store https://www.musicglue.com/bfr/events/12-oct-14-wooden-arms–the-knights-project–support-tba-the-green-door-store/

17th – London, St Pancras Old Church https://www.musicglue.com/bfr/events/17-oct-14-wooden-arms–gaze-is-ghost–epilogues–st-pancras-old-church/


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