A slab of hard-hitting polito-punk, ‘The Golden Hind’ is a sordid and skewered ode to the Devon band’s Brexit-majority hometown of Plymouth.
“It’s not our fault that we’re deaf, dumb and blind we say” roars frontman Darren Johns through a maelstrom of thunderous drum rolls, hairpin tight riffs and searing six-string acrobatics.
Packing a spirit and tenacity akin to F**ked Up, Planes Mistaken For Stars and 16 Horsepower, ‘The Golden Hind’ is an adrenaline pulsing, hard-rock epic ripe for these times.
The antithesis to the posi-punk roots stomp of its predecessor, ‘Brave Starts Here’, this latest track offers a bracing second dose of their upcoming fourth album: Dark Hands, Thunderbolts (out 29th January 2021 via on Xtra Mile Recordings). Their first new music in seven long years, it’s a record that promises a return to the rowdy guitars, epic choruses and Americana twang of their first two albums. Though much has changed since they’ve been away, expect a band in 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. Its latest single, ‘The Golden Hind’ is out now.
CRAZY ARM – NEW ALBUM: ‘DARK HANDS, THUNDERBOLTS’
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