Here are some nice things people are saying about the new record!
“…songs that seesawed between the elfin delicacy of Joanna Newsom and some brassy raucousness” - The New York Times
“Arc Iris frontwoman Jocie Adams may be floating on the water under the warm moonlight in the video for "Whiskey Man," but her amazing voice is the standout on this track.” - Rolling Stone
“Befitting Bob Dylan’s notorious proclamation that “traditional music…comes about from legends, Bibles, plagues and revolves around vegetables and death”, Arc Iris is traditional music thrillingly positioned at the nexus of the old and new." - The Line of Best Fit
“Arc Iris is the sound of an artist reborn. The band’s self-titled debut…brims with whimsy and flights of fancy, informed as much by Joni Mitchell as it is by ’70s prog-rock, Björk’s sonic experiments, and sweeping film soundtracks. It’s hypnotic.” -The Boston Globe
“They are rather hard to fathom. Not so much because they're creating an as-yet-unrecognisable hybrid of extreme musics but because they do so many different things under the one banner. One minute they're an alt country band, the next they're coming on like Liza Minelli in Cabaret… A shape-shifting treat.” - The Guardian
“A whimsical collaboration of sound and sight [of the video for “Singing So Sweetly”]” -Filter Magazine
“A deliriously ambitious collection of songs birthed from folk and country traditions, cabaret, jazz and classical, and seventies pop.” - WXPN
Arc Iris will head over to Europe for their first tour in May. Tour dates and ticket links are here with several more to be added soon!
May 1 - Ireland, Dublin, The Workman's Club
May 2 - UK, Manchester, Night & Day
May 3 - UK, Leeds, Live in Leeds
May 6 - UK, Bristol, Louisiana
May 7 - UK, London, Bush Hall
May 9 - UK, Brighton, Brighthelm - Great Escape / The Fly stage
May 11 - The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
May 13 - France, Paris, Les Trois Baudets
May 16 -Germany, Berlin, Privatclub
May 17 - Belgium, Brussels, Grand Salon De Concert - Les Nuits Botanique
Welcome to our brand new site! We have the most exciting new to start off with: Arc Iris will release its debut, self-titled record with the amazing labels ANTI- in North America and BELLA UNION in the rest of the world on April 1st.