CBC Music: Live Sessions and Concerts51:12Arkells - First Play Live
Arkells - First Play Live
6 months ago
Through their years of relentless touring, Arkells have earned a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best live bands around. With their fifth album Rally Cry the Hamilton band reached new heights - including "Rock Album of the Year" at the 2019 Juno Awards. Musically, Rally Cry reflects this evolution: it's got bangers sure to evolve into crowd sing-alongs in the stadiums where the band was starting to perform. But in this hour, you'll hear what happens as an intimate audience of Arkells superfans is lucky enough to experience the band as up close and personal as it gets. The band said that this time round they wanted to make a "wild and weird and adventurous" album. And while they wanted to stay true to themselves as a rock n' roll band, they also wanted to allow themselves to try things that aren't traditional rock n' roll. Listen in to find out how those experiments play out in this live and intimate First Play Live session.