Ontario-based indie alt-rockers Arkells are happy to share their brand new (and FIFTH) CD called ‘Rally Cry,’ which has just released. 

“Our attitude was, let’s make this record as wild and weird and adventurous as we want it to be,” says vocalist Max Kerman. “We felt that doing things that aren’t traditional rock ‘n’ roll with heavy guitars is ok as long as it still feels like us. But at the same time, let’s remember that at our core, the spirit of what we do is very much based on 5 guys playing together, who’ve built up an amazing chemistry as a band.”

Narratively, Rally Cry was informed by what the band saw as their professional duty to confront the issues they see in the world around them. Rally Cry highlights such as “People’s Champ” and “American Screams” are politically charged singles that reflect on the current state of leadership, compassion, and generosity within contemporary political dialogue.

“Writing a political song is less about trying to hit someone over the head with your message, but trying to articulate something that’s thoughtful, something that comes from a unique vantage point,” explains Kerman. “This record came pouring out of us. Every day is a learning experience, and these songs are a collection of what we’ve learned over the past few years.”

If you have NOT been turned on to Arkells yet, what are you waiting for? While you’re at it, check out their live show! 

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