Amber Arcades release new track ‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ from the new EP.

Amber Arcades

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Amber Arcades have released a new track, ‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ from the forthcoming ‘Cannonball’ EP to be released on Friday June 2nd. DIY Magazine are premiering the track:

“The track is a slow burner, but one which becomes all the more grand and affecting at its finale as a result. Nestling nicely into the middle of the new EP, it’s another example of De Graaf’s piercing vocals, which are allowed to shine on top of some of the most minimal instrumentation she’s provided yet.

Talking of the track, De Graaf says:

I feel like a lot of times when I am attracted to a certain person or situation, it is not so much the person or situation itself but more my idea of what they represent, and this idea does not necessarily represent reality in any way.

Getting to know people is scary because it necessarily requires you to bury your idealised version of a person and thereby burry a little piece of yourself or your childlike dreams maybe. But then again if you run away the moment someone doesn’t seem to nicely conform to your idealised vision you can’t really say you’ve tried or given anything a fair shot.”


“The bleary organ and guitar ballad “Can’t Say That We Tried” is one of the sparsest tracks in De Graaf’s arsenal, though it eventually builds to a glorious climax without ever adding drums — think Spiritualized x EMA.” Stereogum

“It’s one of the most captivting slices of dream pop we’ve ever heard.” Gigwise

Can’t Say That We Tried’ is the third track to be released from the up and coming ‘Cannonball’ EP which is to be released on June 2nd.



Amber Arcades have been on tour in the UK supporting Grandaddy at their sold out shows. The band then head to Europe for a run of shows & the UK for a number of festival appearances:

05-Apr-17 Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (Grandaddy Support)
08-Apr-17 Genk, Little Waves Festival
09-Apr-17 Lille, L’Aeronef (Grandaddy Support)
13-Apr-17 Groningen, VERA
14-Apr-17 Zwolle, Hedon
15-Apr-17 Nijmegen, Doornroosje
20-Apr-17 Amsterdam, Paradiso
21-Apr-17 The Hague, Paard Van Troje
22-Apr-17 Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg
28-Apr-17 London, The Finsbury — Popular Culture
29-Apr-17 Leeds, Live at Leeds
30-Apr-17 Manchester, Sounds From The Other City
30-Apr-17 Liverpool, FestEvol Gardens 2017
04-May-17 Bologna, Covo Club
05-May-17 Firenze, Glue
06-May-17 Pordenone, Astro Club
07-May-17 Milan, Magnolia
20-May-17 Amsterdam, EYE Filmmuseum
26-Aug-17 Totnes, Totnes Civic Hall — Sea Change 2017
16-Sep-17 Blackburn, Holy Trinity Church — Confessional 17



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