Check it out! Crazy Arm returns after 7 years with new video and album news
Out of the blue, Devon punk-roots pioneers Crazy Arm are releasing a fiery new single Brave Starts Here – released today.
An emphatic debut single and a loud, clear statement that they’re back in business, Brave Starts Here kicks off the countdown to a fourth studio album on Xtra Mile.
Explaining their long absence, leader Darren Johns writes:
“Our last album, The Southern Wild, came out in 2013. A year later we almost quit but Jon (Dailey – guitar) said we should record another album. See! We demoed these songs in the summer of 2016 with our good friend Tim Langsford on drums and started recording properly that winter with Tim and regular live drummer Matt Colwell on board. We finished recording in the summer of 2020, although we only spent three weeks working on the album. Suffice to say that it was a very long affair.
Over the four years, the songs grew, hit puberty, left home, and returned with crow’s feet and new pronouns. We may be 15 now (and more of a fluid collective than a band), and the twin troughs of Covid and Brexit may have derailed all of our best touring plans, but we’re not done yet. ! We hope Dark Hands, Thunderbolts will make this current colossal shitshow a little easier to bear. Here is the unwritten future.
Crazy Arm’s next album is available here for pre-order.
Get Crazy Arm’s New Single Here.
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Lyrics by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archives here.