Putting viewers into the paws of Crazy Arm’s canine pal, Buddy, the official video for ‘Brave Starts Here’ uses a GoPro camera to capture a unique dog’s-eye-view of the world. Filmed in the band’s native Devon, from being let loose at the beach to walks in the park, the visuals leave the impression that perhaps ‘a dog’s life’ might not be so bad after all…
Produced by Jon Dailey, and starring a host of band members and friends, the video accompanies Crazy Arm’s latest single, ‘Brave Starts Here’, their first new music in some seven years. A breathless ode to heartbreak, loneliness, ageing and self-determination, it’s a single that occupies that sweet spot between bluegrass and punk rock and announces their return with emphatic style. The track also pays homage to their good friends and label-mates, Larry & His Flask.
‘Brave Starts Here’ triggers the countdown to a fourth studio album on Xtra Mile Recordings: Dark Hands, Thunderbolts (out 29th January 2021 on CD and digital and limited edition black or white vinyl with embossed sleeve on 19th March 2021). It’s a record that promises a return to the rowdy guitars, epic choruses and Americana twang of their first two albums and finds the band in a reflective, but no less indignant mood.
Speaking about the band’s long awaited return, Darren Johns (vocals/guitar) of Crazy Arm says:
“We may be 15 years old now (and more of a fluid collective than a band), and the twin troughs of Covid and Brexit may have scuppered all our best laid tour plans, but we’re not done yet! We hope ‘Dark Hands, Thunderbolts’ makes this current colossal sh**show a little easier to bear. Here’s to the unwritten future.”
Guaranteed to be worth the wait, Dark Hands, Thunderbolts is a sonic and emotional rollercoaster ride that upends expectations at every turn. So, take a seat and hold on tight, it all begins with: ‘Brave Starts Here’.
CRAZY ARM – NEW ALBUM: ‘DARK HANDS, THUNDERBOLTS’ – OUT 29TH JANUARY 2021 VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS – BUY HERE
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL, CD, AND STREAMING on 29th JANUARY 2021
AND LIMITED EDITION BLACK OR WHITE VINYL WITH EMBOSSED SLEEVE ON 19TH MARCH 2021