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Darlington’s Blackout The Arcade (formerly Neon Waves) are an indie-rock outfit who know how to cobble together a good tune. Last year their songsmithery alongside their tight and energetic live shows saw the band gaining momentum and winning over audiences at venues around the region. 2020 sees the band being as prolific as ever with the release of Limbo earlier in the year followed by their latest offering, Walk Away, a chugging, swirling, guitar-driven indie-rock anthem with snarling vocals and a raw, yet contemporary, sound.

The band have kindly offered to let us have a sneak peek of Walk Away before it’s release (Friday 1st May) as well as giving us a bit more insight into what it is about.

 “Walk Away is a hard-hitting and evocative statement about an uncertain and toxic relationship, where there is no compromise made on either behalf to try and resolve underlying conflicts. The main theme of the song ‘Walk Away’ is the only way forward, in other words to move on.  

The middle section shows the lyricist turning their back on their significant other and shutting them out, hence ‘when I turn my back she don’t like it’. But the inevitable outcome of the relationship is that, no matter what you say or try to do, it just doesn’t work; hence ‘we’re trying so hard but we’re done for’

The song features heavy and catchy reverberant riffs, a signature trademark of Blackout the Arcade, accompanied by raw and honest vocals that sandwich perfectly between a booming bassline and an ear conquering kick drum.”

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