words by tom johnson
photograph by nick helderman
As introductions go, Annelotte De Graaf’s welcoming of her new video for “Can’t Say That We Tried” is a suitably thorough effort for a song that is indeed both sad and beautiful. Lifted from Amber Arcades’ new Cannonball EP, which is released at the start of June via Heavenly, the track’s four minutes offer a weighty, burned-out four-minutes, the rough stabs of guitar are juxtaposed by De Graaf’s swooning voice which is perhaps as compelling here as it’s ever been.
Released in a rather glamorous sandwich between their recent shows supporting Grandaddy and a decent handful of UK/European over the next few weeks (see full dates below), the new video is a surprisingly poignant accompaniment, the glowing, simmering power of the song taking on new shapes and forms in the murky world of the fish tank. You can watch the new video below right now; and grab a pre-order of the new EP right here.
Pre-order the ‘Cannonball’ EP here, via Heavenly Records
28th Apr – London, The Finsbury
29th Apr – Leeds, Live at Leeds
30th Apr Manchester The Old Pint Pot – Sounds From The Other City
30th Apr – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory – FestEvol Gardens 2017
04th May – Italy, Bologna, Covo Club
05th May – Italy, Firenze, Glue
06th May Italy, Pordenone, Astro Club
07th May – Italy, Milan, Magnolia
20th May – Netherlands, Amsterdam, EYE Filmmuseum
26th Aug – Totnes – Sea Change 2017/Heavenly Takeover
16th Sep – Blackburn Holy Trinity Church – Confessional 17