Recorded between ongoing pockets of touring, their new album, Rally Cry, aims to best capture the unmistakable spirit and energy from their live show. The songs boast a vibrant urgency and mark Arkells sharpest and most concentrated effort yet.
Arkells have stayed ever‐present, relentlessly touring in support of their most recent album, Morning Report, which was extended by the surprise release of “Knocking At The Door” – the 14‐week #1 smash, which became the most played alt‐rock song of the year at home in Canada.
The cycle included festival stops from Coachella to Lollapalooza, career first television appearances at the iHeartRadio MMVAs and NHL Awards, plus an unexpected viral trip to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. “On our last album, we dipped our toes into the water, and learned that the boldest and most gratifying ideas were the ones where we took the biggest chances,” asserts frontman, Max Kerman. “That record emboldened us and gave us confidence to trust our instincts even more. On Rally Cry, we’ve risen to the challenge and we’re playing for keeps.”