Banks Arcade Announce Brand New EP ‘DEATH 2’ Due Out February 2

Want more Banks Arcade? Alongside a brand new single and video, More Want, out in the world today, the Melbourne metal boy band have also today announced the upcoming release of a brand new EP, with DEATH 2 due out on Friday 2 February 2024 via UNFD.

Following on from previous singles Worship The Internet and Change, both also set to feature on DEATH 2More Want is a corrosive neon eruption, with metalcore, industrial and modern elements pummeling around an electronic, rave-ready bridge.

Speaking on their caustic new single, the band share: “More Want was written in a time where I was dealing with a lot of darkness and felt I was losing a grip on my sanity. The song was written in a frenzy and highlights chaotic self talk and someone who is on the edge of breaking. Every aspect of the song was made to highlight a volatile state of mind be aggressive and disconcerting.”

Recently flexing their nuanced creative muscles, with the glossy darkness of Change and hip hop-soaked heaviness with Worship The InternetDEATH 2 doesn’t simply build on the previously-established Banks Arcade trademark sound; rather, it catapults the band’s heady blend of hard rock, electronic and metal into an entirely new sonic stratosphere, with six tracks lying in wait to dazzle in 2024.

“DEATH 2 expresses the darkest side of Banks Arcade,” the band reveal of their forthcoming new EP. “It’s the heaviest this band will ever venture and it explores the most chaotic elements from the different genres we enjoy. With each song exploring death and disorder in a different way it paints a visceral picture that is symbolic of change and the shedding of the bands previous self.”

A band who always wanted to make history, Banks Arcade bring passion and potent execution to their myriad of influences and creative ideas. Formed over a shared love of music with a razor-sharp avant-garde aesthetic, Banks Arcade have always teetered on modernity, their gaze ever-fixed just beyond the horizon via their flourishing sonic wiles. From their 2018 debut EP Endnote to its 2020 follow up Fever Dreams, the group’s head-turning singles like Sick and Drown have gone on to amass over 1 million individual streams, while their explosive single Chosen was chosen by Ubisoft as the official theme song of the Rainbow Six Siege Oceanic Nationals in 2022.

Releasing their full-length Future Lovers in 2022, an LP initially devised as a concept album that evolved into a vessel of personal self-discovery, Banks Arcade cemented their future-facing trademark style while also turning heads courtesy of their emphatic soundscapes, searing metal and hip hop additions.

Appearing at UNIFY Off The Record earlier this year, alongside NorthlaneIn Hearts WakeMake Them SufferRedHook and more, Banks Arcade also kicked off 2023 with their national Australian Future Lovers Tour, including a sold out show in Brisbane, and also toured North America with The Plot In You.  And fresh off the back of releasing DEATH 2 next February, Banks Arcade will support Northlane on their ‘The Dante Tour’ Australian tour with ERRA and Landmvrks.