Wooden Arms are a contemporary quintet from the UK who draw from alternative, classical, and trip-hop music.
“… the music this Norwich band make can be genuinely thrilling. The album begins with December, a track they accurately describe as a “melancholic mariachi march with a trip-hop beat“. Portishead or Sigur Rós fans, it might be time to listen in.” – The Sunday Times
Their forthcoming album Trick of the Light (due for release early 2017), and subsequent singles mark a change in sonic texture from their first album Tide released on Butterfly Collectors in October 2014.
This new sonic palette is markedly more contemporary for the band, and heralds something of a departure from the classical chamber music stylings of the first album. Enthused with the rhythmic sensibilities of Portishead, blended with the ethereal melodies of Sigur Ros, Wooden Arms’ instrumentation has grown to include more electronic production elements. This recording sees the band decidedly shake off the shackles of ‘Folk music’ pigeonholing, towards something newer, darker, more strange.
Burial (released June 2016):
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