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Northampton, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Northampton, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Arbitors - Arbitors Review"

Arbitors start this eponymous record with a song that has all the hallmarks of an underground hit. 'Proof' has a cool frantic sound and some good guitar work.

'Dance Some More' is quite different, with more pump in the beat and a vocal that weaves in and out of the mix like an early Cure track. The chorus is definitely a sticky one, ready to embed itself in the mind of the masses.

One of the best things about this record is how it mutates constantly and 'How Do You Know' is a great example of this. This song is more of an indie anthem, bringing out the more melodic side of the band.

'The Test' is a smouldering pop track with sparse instrumentation and a floaty vocal like an obscure track from the Eighties.

My favourite track on the album is 'Influx', just because the verses sound so great. The chorus could probably be improved a bit, but still the song sounds great.

'Trip' is a moody closer and ever good record deserves a moody closer. It has an entirely overcast feel with stormy keys and stormy chord progressions with a disconnected beat.

The songs actually get better as you progress through the recording. There is something rather interesting going on in 'How Do You Know' that is missing from 'Proof', but the fact that they don't explode off the starting line with their best track actually means you develop more of a love for the music as you listen, rather than just feeling disappointed.

The sound is cool, but the band is creative too. Well worth a listen.

Author: Michael Beck - The Mag


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Arbitors are a 5 piece Alternative band with members all hailing from Northamptonshire. Formed in 2009 they released their first E.P in April 2011 which helped them win 'Best Indie' at The Exposure Music Awards 2011 and get airplay on BBC 6 music with the track 'Influx'.

Currently Arbitors are furiously laying down demo's for their debut album due for completion end of May 2012 with the help of Mercury Nominated Producer Andy Ross at Astar Studios in Manchester. As well as many other Arbitors have played 'The Roadmender' in Northampton and 'Cargo' in Shoreditch seeing them support the likes of 'Tom Williams and the Boat' and 'Sound of Guns'.

The band are: - Tom Robins - Lead Vox/Guitar/Keys, Colin Mawson - Guitar/Keys, Paul Raermecker - Guitar/Keys, Martyn Boswell - Drums, Tom Davies - Bass.