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Amber Arcades: Riding to the falling sky

Amber Arcades | Moth Club |  20 October 2016

Photo credit: Nick Helderman

Annelotte de Graaf isn’t one for half measures. She’s worked at the United Nations. She’s well on her way to becoming a fully qualified lawyer. And she’s used all her life savings to record an album in New York.

So when it comes to taking her songs on the road, there’s no compromise. Unlike so many artists touring their debut LP, there’s no drum machine, no backing tracks, no half-arsed approximations. Instead she’s assembled a full band – second guitar, keys, bass, and drums – who perfectly capture the spirit of Amber Arcades’ gorgeous ‘Fading Lines’.

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Amber Arcades sharing ‘Fading Lines’ with London

Amber Arcades is set to take over London during the coming months, with a series of shows building up to the release of her debut album.

The Dutch musician born Annelotte de Graaf has just supported Palehound at The Shacklewell Arms and is due to appear at Moth Club on 12 March with Gwenno and at Electric Ballroom on 11 April with Nada Surf. She headlines The Lexington on 7 June with the launch party for ‘Fading Lines’.

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