Arkells get first gold certified record

High Noon, the latest album from Hamilton favourites Arkells, has gone gold.

'High Noon' surges past 40,000 albums sold

Hamilton heroes Arkells took home two Juno awards this year, and now, the band's latest album has gone gold. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

High Noon, the latest album from Hamilton favourites Arkells, has gone gold.

Sales of the band's latest record ticked past 40,000 over the summer, which is no small feat in today's music industry.

Frontman Max Kerman told CBC News the surge in sales feels "kind of nutty."

"We generally have moderate expectations when it comes to success in this business. You need a bunch of luck on your side to get anywhere," he said. "But the fact that High Noon has already surpassed the sales of Jackson Square and Michigan Left in today's record buying climate is kind of amazing."

"We're very grateful for everyone who gave it a listen and bought the thing."

Since the album was released in August of last year, it has received extensive radio airplay on the back of the single Leather Jacket, which has become a staple and a favourite during the band's live shows.

The band won twice at the Junos this year, for group of the year and rock album of the year.

High Noon was also longlisted for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.



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