This Virginia band know their 60s records - their first single is a bit 13th Floor Elevators flavoured.
Lottie Brazier
10:50 19th September 2018

This is the real deal. Wayne Gordon, engineer whiz behind Black Lips and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard has produced The Ar-Kaics. The title of their new single is immediately intriguing, it’s called ‘She’s Obsessed With Herself’. See what you think - it's streaming below.

The American state of Virginia might make you think of the Dave Matthews Band, but turns out they have some great garage bands too, it seems. This sun-bleached American psych tune is just the first from their second album In This Time, due 23 November on Wick Records.

What’s going on with this home made album cover? I have so many questions about that Jacobean ruff. This Richmond, VA band clearly know what they like, and it’s got to be 60s big beat and The Stooges without a doubt.

‘She’s Obsessed With Herself’ harks back to a time when American indie bands were going through all the old British Invasion albums for inspiration, and looks like The Ar-Kaics are up to the same thing.

You know John Peel would have been a fan of The Ar-Kaic’s home-grown sound - I mean, they’ve managed to resurrect the insult  “square”.

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