Leeds’ indie-rock trio The Marble Arches share the high octane new single ‘Johnny Galecki’ and we’re excited to be running the premiere!
Opening with an infectious uptempo beat and driving, distorted bass line, the track instantly conveys a sense of excitable energy right from the off. Joined by subtle synth drones and a tight, fuzzy guitar line which intertwines and dances above the track’s backbone, lead singer Harry’s stinging, urgent, intense vocal delivery, capitalising on the tracks already fierce energy.
Mixed by Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Sam Fender, Kasabian) and mastered by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Joy Division), the track’s simplistic structure is spotless if understated production is an ode to the band’s ability to do only what is needed to make their music shine, not requiring huge sounds or OTT mixing wizardry.
Thematically, ‘Johnny Galecki’ confronts celebrity culture and how it can damage the way you perceive the world – The allure of the lifestyle and idolisation of celebrities.
Speaking about the single and the upcoming EP ‘Heads Up’, Harry explains: “The song forms part of a general theme across the EP of taking current issues and relating them back to oneself, in that only through accepting the pain can we begin to feel happiness and lift our head up to see light through the cracks”
Accompanied by a fittingly buzzy video, showing the band – filmed at half sped up to make the band seem as though they’re racing through a feverish version of the song in double time, the three-piece present themselves as an exciting prospect in the indie-rock sphere, definitely one to watch.
Watch the video for ‘Johnny Galecki’ below: