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Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “the right kind of band for this decade,” Arkells are widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant and in-demand live bands working today. As radio mainstays, sports-sync shoe-ins and curious students of culture, Arkells have remained ever present – building awareness and personal community experiences around their live shows and new music at every turn. The most emblematic example of this being The Rally, Arkells hometown concert that was hailed as one of the biggest headline shows in the country, and is slated to return in 2022. On the heels of three #1 singles, Arkells continue to unleash new music and tour dates as the band and their fans return to live in-person festivities. Their hotly anticipated new album, Blink Once, releases globally September 30th.

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09-04-2020

Highlight Magazine shares Arkells’ “Quitting You” video

Arkells have released a video for “Quitting You,” off of their new release Campfire Chords. Campfire Chords features 17 stripped back versions of Arkells’ most beloved songs along with “Quitting You.”

09-04-2020

Arkells release new project “Campfire Chords” Listen now on Canadian Beats

Today, Arkells unveil Campfire Chords, a stripped back collection featuring 17 of their most beloved songs plus brand new single “Quitting You.“

09-04-2020

Album Review: Arkells – Campfire Chords on High Fives & Stage Dives

Campfire Chords is a stripped-back collection of Arkells’ most beloved songs and marks the band’s first full-length presentation of this side of their music. Whilst Arkells were busy recording their next studio album, the pandemic hit and locked us all inside. So the band went back to their roots, reinterpreting past material and rediscovering the […]

09-04-2020

Max Kerman talks ‘Campfire Chords’, the Arkells’ newest acoustic project on Earmilk

There is nothing particularly revolutionary to the Arkells. Their songs are well meaning, clever, and riddled with catchy hooks. But at the end of the day, they’re just another band of close-knit friends who simply love to perform. And therein lies the magic that compels thousands of fans to follow them around the country on […]

08-04-2020

Get your S’mores ready and gather ’round the campfire to listen to some great tracks on this week’s 1883 Playlist including Arkell’s “Quitting You”

After getting inspired by Taylor Swift‘s dive into indie-folk-pop with her smash record folklore and the Arkells’ Campfire Chords which is a reimagining stripped-down version of their own tracks, this week we decided to seek out some of the best tracks to sing-a-long to with your friends, whether you’re going to be sitting in front […]

08-04-2020

Watch on Indie88: Arkells share video for new track ‘Quitting You,’ announce stripped-back album ‘Campfire Chords’

Arkells have announced a new album called Campfire Chords, which is set for release on August 20th. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for their new track, “Quitting You.”

08-04-2020

ARKELLS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “QUITTING YOU” AHEAD OF FULL-LENGTH ALBUM CAMPFIRE CHORDS Listen now on Spill Magazine

Arkells return with their brand new single “Quitting You.” While Arkells were knee-deep working on their next studio album, the quarantine forced them to take four months physically apart – the longest they’d ever spent off the road. This pause did not slow them down but rather presented a new path.

08-04-2020

Watch Arkells’ iPhone 11 shot music video for “Quitting You” via Substream Magazine

Today, Arkells have returned with a brand new single, “Quitting You.” While the band was knee-deep working on their next studio album, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine forced them to take four months apart from one another, which is the longest they’ve ever spent off the road.

08-04-2020

Arkells Strip Down for New Album ‘Campfire Chords’ on Exclaim!

Arkells have been doing their best to stay busy since hunkering down during the pandemic, but the beloved Canadian indie group are now hitting us with a new full-length album. Called Campfire Chords, the record will arrive on August 20 via UMC, but right now, you can already hear the album’s first single “Quitting You.”

02-16-2019

Read BestFan’s interview with Max Kerman, Arkells’ frontman!

02-16-2019

Watch Arkells team up with Frank Turner for a new rendition of “Hand Me Downs” over at Chorus.fm!

02-11-2019

Check out the Frank Turner-featuring version of Arkells’ “Hand Me Downs,” accompanied by video footage of the recording session, over at Exclaim!

02-11-2019

Baeble Music share Arkells + Frank Turner’s live version of “Hand Me Downs” – watch/listen now!

02-10-2019

VIDEO PREMIERE: Clash Magazine share Arkells’ live video of a special version of “Hand Me Downs,” featuring Frank Turner!

01-29-2019

Get into the swing of things for your work week with Arkells’ “Relentless” – hear it in GRUNGECAKE’s New Music Sundays roundup!

12-05-2018

Arkells, Only Yours, Moscow Apartment, Devon Welsh, Matt Mays, Rob Moir, Poor Nameless Boy and more tell CBC Music their favourite songs by Joni Mitchell!

12-05-2018

Read Halifax Bloggers’ review of ‘Rally Cry,’ the new album from Arkells!

12-05-2018

Read Indie is not a genre’s interview with Max Kerman of Arkells ahead of their upcoming overseas tour!

11-30-2018

The Spill Magazine review ‘Rally Cry,’ the new album from Arkells!

11-30-2018

Watch/sing along to the lyric video for “American Screams” by Arkells over at Wolf in a suit!

11-30-2018

Read Exclaim!’s November cover story on Arkells!

11-29-2018

The Top 100 Canadian Singles reviews ‘Rally Cry,’ the brand new album from Arkells!

11-28-2018

‘Rally Cry’ is a brand new turning point and a full-on coming out party for Arkells – read The Rock Source’s review of the group’s new album, out now!

11-28-2018

Read Canadian Beats’ great review of ‘Rally Cry’, the new album from Arkells, officially out everywhere today!

11-28-2018

Spotify add “Hand Me Downs” by Arkells to their All New Rock playlist!

11-28-2018

Read Atwood Magazine’s excellent interview with Arkells’ Max Kerman – ‘Rally Cry’ is officially out today!

11-28-2018

Bristol Funk add “American Screams,” the latest single from Arkells’ forthcoming ‘Rally Cry’ LP, to their Indie Club All Rock Now Weekly Spotify playlist!

11-28-2018

Arkells’ “Only For A Moment” tops The Drunken Coconut’s Indie Rock Spotify playlist!

11-14-2018

Arkells’ “Relentless” is one of 5 songs 102.1 the Edge thinks you must hear this week!

06-11-2018

Watch Arkells’ hometown-shot “People’s Champ” video over at Indie is not a genre!

06-03-2018

I Heart Hamilton’s May 2018 playlist is stacked with great tunes from Arkells, Slowcoaches, Basement Revolver, Twin Within, Sampson and Run Maggie Run!

06-03-2018

Arkells talk their dream tour with Digital Tour Bus – check it out!

05-17-2018

The Drunken Coconut add Arkells’ “People’s Champ” to their Good Vibes Spotify playlist!

05-10-2018

Listen to Arkells’ “People’s Champ” via Aural Addiction!

04-23-2018

Musicotfuture add the latest singles from Hein Cooper and Arkells to their weekly Spotify playlist!

04-11-2018

Digital High Blog stream “People’s Champ,” Arkells’ brand new single!

04-11-2018

Pauseandplay.com’s weekly roundup of new songs features Arkells, Feel Alright, and Michael Paradise!

04-10-2018

Arkells’ “People’s Champ” is one of When The Horn Blows’ Monday Top Tracks – listen now!

04-10-2018

Arkells’ energetic “People’s Champ” is shared over at Indie is not a genre!

04-10-2018

Hear Arkells’ big tune “People’s Champ” over at The Spill Magazine!

04-07-2018

The latest edition of thereviewsarein.com’s New Music Spotlight features both Arkells and Sampson!

04-07-2018

Hear Arkells’ new track “People’s Champ” via Aesthetic Magazine!

04-07-2018

Hear Arkells’ latest banger “People’s Champ” via the always amazing Indie88Toronto!

04-07-2018

Baeble Music’s Song of the Day is Arkells’ brand new single, “People’s Champ” – listen now!

04-07-2018

Young Galaxy, Arkells, Ellevator, hill, Makk Mikkael, Mathew V all up on New Music Friday over at Spotify today!

04-07-2018

Arkells drop new single, it’s called “People’s Champ.” All the news is found at Exclaim!

02-07-2018

Congratulations to Arkells, Terra Lightfoot, Iskwé, Steve Strongman Music, and Nuela Charles on their nominations for The JUNO Awards 2018!

06-18-2017

Major congrats go out to Arkells for their #LongList Polaris Music Prize nomination!

05-19-2017

Arkells video for ‘Knocking At The Door’? Head to Fingers on Blast!

05-19-2017

Awesome new Hamilton site The Inlet breaks down the best local music of 2017 so far. Arkells, Adrian Underhill, DAVIDS, and Billy Moon make the cut!

05-03-2017

FYI Music News has all the details about the new Arkells single!

04-22-2017

Watch the new Arkells video for ‘Knocking At The Door’ at Exclaim!

04-22-2017

New Arkells single! Find out more at The Spill Magazine.

02-27-2017

Wonderful review of Arkells stop in Halifax by Canadian Beats!

02-27-2017

Arkells on NPR Music’s World Cafe!

02-21-2017

Photogmusic caught up with Arkells in Ottawa last night!

02-19-2017

Head to PureGrainAudio.com for their review + photos of Arkells in Vancouver!

02-19-2017

Big congrats to The Dirty Nil, Arkells, and Blitz//Berlin on their nominations for the 2017 The JUNO Awards!

02-19-2017

An excellent interview with Max from Arkells at Dusty Organ!

02-19-2017

Arkells and Darcys team up with a remix of ‘My Heart’s Always Yours’. Exclaim! premieres!

02-19-2017

Great interview with Arkells at Daily Hive Vancouver!

01-31-2017

Check out some photos of Arkells in Chicago at Aesthetic Magazine.

01-09-2017

Arkells ‘Morning Report’ one of Atwood Magazine’s top albums of 2016!

01-09-2017

Arkells ‘Morning Report’ one of CBC Newfoundland and Labrador’s favourite albums of 2016!

01-09-2017

The Dirty Nil. Terra Lightfoot. Emay. Billy Moon. WTCHS. Arkells. All of which make up part of Cut From Steel’s great year end list!

01-09-2017

WTCHS, Sam Weber, and Arkells are on DOMINIONATED’s favourite records of 2016!

11-04-2016

Phenomenal review of the new Arkells record ‘Morning Report’ at Atwood Magazine!

11-04-2016

Excellent review of the new Arkells single “My Heart’s Always Yours” at SoundChips!

10-18-2016

Watch the new Arkells video at FYI Music News!

Look for the band on tour now!

10-18-2016

Indie88Toronto has all the details on the new Arkells video for ‘My Heart’s Always Yours”.

10-18-2016

Arkells have a new video! Watch ‘My Hearts Always Yours” at Exclaim!!

10-04-2016

Fantastic interview at A Music Blog, Yea? with Arkells! Go deep!

09-19-2016

Watch the new Audiotree session with Arkells now!

09-19-2016

Excellent review of the new Arkells LP ‘Morning Report’ at Fingers on Blast!

09-01-2016

The Spill Magazine gives the new Arkells record ‘Morning Report’ a perfect score.

09-01-2016

Great long form feature via AUX on Arkells latest ‘Morning Report’!

09-01-2016

PureGrainAudio.com has a 140 Character LP Review of Arkells’ Morning Report. It’s a good quick read!

08-11-2016

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Arkells’ Max Kerman talks to Chart Attack about music that stands the test of time, great read – check it out!

08-11-2016

Have you seen ‘Drake’s Dad’ in the latest Arkells video? Head over to PureGrainAudio.com now!

08-11-2016

CONFRONT Magazine offers up a review of Arkells’ Morning Report!

08-11-2016

Read Paste Magazine’s review of Arkells’ ‘Morning Report!

“…the hype is only just the beginning” (8/10 Review)

08-11-2016

Check out SlowCity Magazine’s piece on Arkells’ ‘Morning Report’!

08-11-2016

Great review of Arkells 4th record ‘Morning Report’ at Canadian Beats. Out now!!

08-11-2016

Big congrats to Arkells on their album release day! Grab ‘Morning Report’ now and read more about it at Indie Underground.

08-11-2016

Phenomenal review of the new Arkells album at The Daily Listening!

‘Morning Report’ is out tomorrow!

08-11-2016

Incredible roundtable review of the new Arkells record at The Paper Street Journal!

08-11-2016

Fantastic review of the new Arkells record over at Exclaim!. ‘Morning Report’ out this friday!

08-10-2016

Have you watched Arkells video for ‘Drake’s Dad’ yet?

Catch up on Indie88Toronto!

08-10-2016

Arkells new album one of CBC Music’s albums you need to hear in August. Out this Friday!

“On Morning Report, all their influences come together — rock, soul, gospel and pop — from the opening notes of the Memphis-tinged “Drake’s Dad” to the somber closing piano ballad “Hangs the Moon.” It’s less a return to their Jackson Square days, and more of a look at how far they’ve come since.”  

08-10-2016

Watch the new Arkells video for ‘Drake’s Dad’ at Pigeons and Planes!

08-10-2016

And Arkells new one is up on The FADER too.

Cannot be stopped.

08-10-2016

New Arkells video for ‘Drake’s Dad’ up on Pitchfork!

08-10-2016

The new Arkells video for ‘Drake’s Dad’ premiered at Consequence of Sound today AND it features Drake’s dad.

08-09-2016

Arkells named one of the Top 10 performers at WayHome Music & Arts by Consequence of Sound!

08-09-2016

Arkells were one of the highlights at WayHome Music & Arts.

  “When the Arkells covered the Hip, you couldn’t help but think (as one concert-goer had suggested in that casual, “who are you excited for”-type festival chit-chat): are they becoming them?” – Chart Attack

08-09-2016

The Strombo Show’s session with Arkells is beyond a must listen/watch.

08-09-2016

Really fantastic interview with Max from Arkells at The Spill Magazine.

‘Morning Report’ is out August 5th!

07-13-2016

Check out this amazing session Arkells did with Paste Magazine.

1, 2, 1 Weeeeooooo!

07-05-2016

Listen to the latest Arkells track from their forthcoming album “Morning Report” at FYI Music News!

07-05-2016

Listen up! new Arkells track ‘Making Due’ can be heard at Indie is not a genre!

07-05-2016

Hear the new Arkells song ‘Making Due’ at PureGrainAudio.com!

07-05-2016

New Arkells track “Making Due” can be heard at Exclaim! now!

07-05-2016

Fantastic interview with Max from Arkells at Aesthetic Magazine!

06-16-2016

The new I Heart Hamilton Tour playlist features Arkells, The Velveteins, The Retroaction, and Jaunt!

06-09-2016

Watch the new Arkells lyric video at Dusty Organ! New LP this August!

06-09-2016

Watch the new Arkells video for “A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)” at The Daily Listening!

06-03-2016

Watch the new Arkells video for “A Little Rain” at Indie88Toronto!

06-03-2016

New Arkells lyric video for “A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)” premiered at Clash today!

New album “Morning Report” out August 5th!

05-19-2016

Listen to some new music from Arkells at The Paper Street Journal!

05-19-2016

Watch the new Arkells video for ‘Private School’ at PureGrainAudio.com!

05-12-2016

New Arkells video for ‘Private School’ is up on SheWolf Radio!

New album “Morning Report” out August 5th!

05-12-2016

A new Arkells record is coming this summer! Find out all the details at Aesthetic Magazine and listen to new single “Private School”!

05-12-2016

New music from Arkells and AlphaCub on this week’s ‘New Music From The Inbox’ at Alan Cross Official.

05-12-2016

Arkells have a new record coming this August! The Spill Magazine has all the details!

+ New video for “Private School”.

05-12-2016

Exclaim! has all the details on the new Arkells record “Morning Report”.

Watch new video for single “Private School” now!

05-12-2016

PREMIERE! New Arkells video and single streaming exclusively at The FADER!

New album ‘Morning Report’ out August 5th!

09-02-2015

Congratulations Arkells on your first Gold Record, CBC has the details!

08-25-2015

Arkells have a new video for 11:11 on MUCH!

08-18-2015

Canadian Beats interviews Max from the Arkells.

Scandalous!

07-15-2015

Pick Your Poison with the Arkells cover of Tobias Jesso Jr at Faronheit.

07-15-2015

Hear Arkells cover Tobias Jesso Jr. at Exclaim!

….cup of coffee in hand.

07-15-2015

Indie88Toronto features the new Arkells cover of Tobias Jesso Jr.

Hear the “Arkellian (going to have to use that one more often) treatment” of “Can’t Stop Thinking About You”.

07-15-2015

LISTEN to Arkells cover “Can’t Stop Thinking About You” on CONFRONT Magazine.

07-15-2015

Extreme Nonchalance has the new Arkells cover of Tobias Jesso Jr.

Heard Arkells cover of Tobias Jesso Jr. yet? Extreme Nonchalancehas YOU covered with some very kind praise.

07-15-2015

Head over to Aesthetic Magazine Toronto to hear Arkells cover Tobias Jesso Jr.!

07-15-2015

Arkells cover Tobias Jesso Jr. – Canadian Beats has the details and tour dates.

Arkells released a pretty cool cover of Tobias Jesso Jr.‘s “Can’t Stop Thinking About You” today. Head to Canadian Beats for the details + tour dates!

07-15-2015

Congrats to Arkells on their long-list Polaris Music Prize nomination for “High Noon”!

Arkells make long-list Polaris Music Prize nomination for “High Noon”!

06-17-2015

Check out Aesthetic Magazine Toronto’s shots of Day 1, featuring Arkells!

Couldn’t go to Field Trip this year?

05-15-2015

Arkells premiere the last video from their Southern Souls session at Gigwise

Watch it here!

05-01-2015

Max from Arkells answers all the tough questions at Southern Souls

04-23-2015

New Arkells video with Southern Souls premiered at Clash yesterday.

Watch their “orchestral version” of ‘Systematic’.

04-17-2015

CBC Hamilton has the highlights of yesterdays Arkells AMA

“…keep on grinning and pray to god.”  

04-03-2015

New Arkells video getting the vevo premiere today.

All sales from this single are going to the charity Partners In Health Canada. Find it on itunes now!

03-21-2015

Arkells performing at this years Juno Awards with Boris Brott and The National Academy Orchestra.

Watch the performance here!

03-21-2015

Arkells win Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year at the Jono’s

Huge congrats to our good friends in the Arkells for winning both “Group of the Year” and “Rock Album of the Year” at this year’s Juno Awards. YES!!!

03-13-2015

Arkells played Elora Ice Fest last week.

Look at the steam! Photos courtesy of Aesthetic Magazine Toronto

03-06-2015

Max from the Arkells sat down with IMVERYAPE before their show in Calgary last week.

Some great insight into the band’s growth, and evolution as songwriters.

03-06-2015

Arkells at Union Hall on A Music Blog, Yea?

Arkells are still on tour, making their way across Canada. Look at some excellent photos from their stop in Edmonton via A Music Blog, Yea?

01-28-2015

ARKELLS GARNER TWO JUNO NOMINATIONS

Indie-rock darlings Arkells lead the pack with nominations for group of the year and rock album of the year on the back of the band’s newest album, High Noon.