Wooden Arms Flex At The Lexi 16.12!
23rd October 2017
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** WOODEN ARMS GET TRICKY WITH BRAND NEW SECOND ALBUM… **
** …AND HEADLINE LONDON LEXINGTON ON DECEMBER 16TH! **

WOODEN ARMS are a self-diagnosed “genre-fluid” quintet from Norwich who consist of Alex Carson (vocals / piano), Alex MacKenzie (drums / bass), Jeff Smith (guitar / trumpet), Connie Chatwin (violin) and Fifi Homan (cello). Those flowing genres are alternative, classical and trip-hop music, as you might expect from a string-enriched collective emboldened by the rhythmic sensibilities of Portishead carefully blended with the ethereal melodies of Sigur Ros. ‘Trick Of The Light’ is Wooden Arms’ second album, released on October 6th, and precedes December-time live dates in Germany and the UK, polished off by this show here:

Club Fandango & fierce panda present
WOODEN ARMS
+ guests LAUCAN
SATURDAY DECEMBER 16TH 2017
LONDON KINGS CROSS THE LEXINGTON
(96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB)
Doors 7.45pm
Advance £8.00 tickets: www.dice.fm/event/wooden-arms-16th-dec-the-lexington-london-tickets
FB event page: www.facebook.com/events/129914777633249

The ‘Trick Of The Light’ album appears an eerily precise three years since the 06.10.14 release of the Wooden Arms ‘Tide’ debut. And ‘eerie’ is very much the word that you heard, as this is a band who write broodingly cryptic singles called ‘Burial’ which are influenced by Edgar Allan Poe and who make panic-stricken videos which are described as “Kafka-esque”, as you can see from the supremely creepy premiere for current single ‘Lost In Your Own Home’ here: https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/wooden-arms-lost-in-your-own-home

Fittingly then, ‘Trick Of The Light’ sees them moving away from the folk-orientated melodies of the ‘Tide’ debut to focus instead on darker, more contemporary sounds. Indeed, If their earnest combination of crushed melody and soaring strings sees Wooden Arms aim for ever-gloomier new heights then ‘Trick Of The Light’ is a prime example of their elegantly cultured ambitiousness, wherein slow-moving introductions often build to lushly melodramatic denouements, sometimes accompanied by morose trumpets.

Enjoy!

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