Following the release of their debut ep earlier this summer Los Angeles’ five-piece White Arrows are set to make their British live debut and release their first single, ‘Get Gone’. It is a groove-soaked, synth’-laden slice of what’s to come, on the band’s RAC produced debut album, scheduled for release in 2012.
A fusion of heavyweight melodic hooks, hip hop drum samples and analogue synths - the White Arrows sound is a potent brew cooked up by singer Mickey Church, Steven Vernet (bass) Andrew Naeve (electronics), Mickey’s younger brother Henry Church (drums) and half-brother, John Paul Caballero (guitar).
Church the elder is no stranger to the odd herbal infusion, born blind Mickey Church spent his first years railing against his fate and through an extensive program of eye excercises and superhuman determination regained his vision at the age of eleven. This transformation led to a degree at NYU in Ritualistic Shamanism. Church’s obsession with the alternative drew him to the booming NYC club scene : the cultural and philosophical blend was the prime ingredient in the formation of White Arrows.
Church returned to his native LA and there together with the newly formed band, White Arrows have spent the intervening time perfecting their art. A heavy weight touring schedule around the States has meant the band have performed with Cults, White Denim, The Airborne Toxic Event, and Portugal the Man among others
Their British live debut was late September and saw the band more gig-fit than ever. It is bracketed by a mammoth Stateside touring schedule that sawshows with Those Darlins and Weezer during August and then on the return from the UK, a 16 date run with Naked and Famous throughout October.