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The Arthur Brothers release dizzying new 9-minute single ‘Sun Gun’

The Arthur Brothers have demonstrated that there are no boundaries in terms of what to expect from their musical creations.

The Arthur Brothers; is a London based artistic alliance centered around brothers Matt and Danny Arthur and the producer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J. C. Wright.

With an eclectic batch of singles over the last two years, The Arthur Brothers have demonstrated that there are no boundaries in terms of what to expect from their musical creations. With accolades from radio and press globally, throw in two award winning animated videos, and it’s clear to see that The Arthur Brothers are showing a unique ingenuity and imaginative ambition that doesn’t come around often.

‘Sun Gun’The Arthur Brothers latest single from their upcoming debut album Nine, is the final phase of a journey that began 9 orbits ago, when the talented brothers Arthur met producer J. C. Wright and they collectively embarked upon a mission, an expedition, an exploration, a compulsion even…. an undertaking that can only be described as…’art for art’s sake’. Recorded in a dilapidated old warehouse in North London – now known as the ClearLight SoundCave – with broken windows, cracked concrete, parquet flooring and a cavernous sounding art-deco stairwell which features heavily in the tonality and ambience of the album. A DIY approach that ultimately flourished into a majestic sonic proclamation. 

‘Sun Gun’ is a song about the future. But also a song about the past… from the future’s perspective. A dys/utopian narrative. A rescue mission. An uplifting space romp. A portent of potentiality and a premonition of probability for the ever expanding, avaricious human race. ‘Sun Gun’ is a song of hope, a song of love… a light to lift the darkness.

A 9mins30 sweeping epic journey – ‘Sun Gun’ is a timeless neo-psych, shimmering, summer’s day intergalactic cruise, surfing on waves of vocal harmonies and cascading guitars. From ‘Sun Machine’ to ‘Sun King’, sun salutations to sun salvation. A fitting last song for the creative enterprise that is The Arthur Brothers Nine‘Sun Gun’ acts as a statement of intent. A song to launch The Arthur Brothers into space and back again. ‘Destination we’ve arrived’.

The accompanying ‘Sun Gun’ video, playfully edited by Greg Vegas, offers a captivating version of the song’s journey by incorporating archival film footage of 1974 USSR films Teenagers in the Universe and Moscow-Cassiopeia by Maxim Gorky studios, interspersed with textures by UK visual artist Anastasia Beltyukova aka Tribambuka. 

The Arthur Brothers new single ‘Sun Gun’ is available now via ClearLight Records/Declared Goods.

Nine songs. Nine years. Nine black holes. Each one a journey into the unknown.  Nine soundtracks to nine concepts. Soaring peaks and dark canyons. Blazing light and deep space. A manifesto. An undertaking of magnitude, of ambition, with all the pain and glory that comes with such a preposterous quest. A labour of love. An expedition. An exploration of sound launched from a basecamp fueled with classic ideals and mad ideas. Nine Summit climbs. Nine is The Arthur Brothers debut album.

A journey that began 9 orbits ago, when the talented brothers Matt and Danny Arthur met the producer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J. C. Wright, and they collectively embarked upon a colossal creative enterprise, a meandering musical adventure…. an undertaking that can only be described as…’art for art’s sake’. Recorded in a dilapidated old warehouse in North London – now known as the ClearLight SoundCave – with broken windows, cracked concrete, parquet flooring and a cavernous sounding art-deco stairwell, which collectively feature heavily in the tonality and ambience of the album. A DIY approach ultimately flourishing into a majestic sonic proclamation.

With an eclectic batch of singles over the last two years, this London based artistic alliance have demonstrated that there are no boundaries in terms of what to expect from their musical creations. With accolades from radio and press globally, throw in two award winning animated videos, and it’s clear to see that The Arthur Brothers are showing a unique ingenuity and imaginative ambition that doesn’t come around often.

Nine is the fruit borne of years of studio lockdown – ship of fools exploring dark sides of moons…making the big music, good vibrations, and glorious sweeping soundscapes. Opening with the visceral tribal thunder of ‘Ninth’, into the gleaming electric light pop of ‘Lovesunk’, through the schizophrenic genre-travelogue of ‘Violet Hum’ and the A.I. post-modern rock opera of ‘Watson’. With the contrasting deep dark elegance of Nine’s second half sequence of ‘Great Escape’, ‘Lynchmob’, ‘Flawless’, and the stark, elegiac ‘Mercury’, ultimately arriving at the shimmering neo-psych space rescue of ‘Sun Gun’. Nine is guided by captivating vocal melodies and compelling lyrical themes. An eclectic cinematic sound: big strings, charismatic guitars, grandiose pianos, vast drums, punchy brass, ethereal choirs, barbershop quartets, and ever evolving intricate arrangements with surprises round every corner…typewriter beatboxes, cambodian violins, vibraphones, thumb pianos, accordions, harmoniums, harps, cosmic synths, toy megaphones…everything and the kitchen sink.

Classic and contemporary, Nine’s odyssey is a magical tour to another dimension. A timeless testimony of tireless intent. A challenging mission nearly aborted countless times due to heavy weather, heady heights, hard falls and battered psyches. An act of folly? Perhaps. But either way The Arthur Brother’s Nine is the documentation of this mission. ‘Destination we’ve arrived’.

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