Click On This: Arcades, Lighthouse, Idealistics

Let’s face it, live music in its previous form may not return for a while. Some reports say that late 2021 is a more realistic date. With this in mind, it is important to stay optimistic, support new music streams and be creative in our offering. Seeing so many new forms of content, and the live sector moving online, is inspiring at times.

It proves the power of music. Today’s #ClickOnThis track-list update consolidates this!


Arcades – Say Hello

Leicester’s track record for production anthemic bands is already strong. Arcades’ ‘Say Hello’ destined to reach the very top. It is an exciting conglomeration of revivalist guitar and confident messaging. It comes as part of Religion, their latest EP release.

A slap in the face of the music industry, it fights the cause of working class bands who are so often overlooked in favour of those of richer origin. Some, heck many, get it on a plate. The industry is overblown in favour of the few, let’s hope the long lasting effect of Covid-19 upon the majors changes just that!


Lighthouse – Today or Tomorrow

2020 is going crazy for guitar. Lighthouse are one of East London’s preeminent cultivators of big anthems. ‘Today or Tomorrow’ is their latest, an upbeat lick offering gushing drum beats and emphatic, hopeful lyricism.

A track of this nature makes you gag for live music, no?


Idealistics – Scandalous

Idealistics’ brand of musicianship is both clever and wildly mature. ‘Scandalous’ is at times reminiscent of late 90s Manic Street Preachers. The Cambridgeshire trio are a breath of fresh air and a pleasure to listen to.

Lead singer Ali Hirsz suffers from a rare form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, something which has pushed the band into the eye of discrimination in their time in the industry. Writing that is both saddening and distressing, it highlights the disproportionate idiocy of unsigned music scenes. With this in mind, her clever lyricism becomes all the more powerful. Idealistics behold true lyrical identity and musical talent!


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