Following their sold out headline tour, South Arcade reveal their brand new single, Riptide, available now HERE.

Riptide was written by the band, produced by guitarist Harry Winks and features their signature combination of Y2K influence with modern production. Riptide tells the story of supporting someone you care about unconditionally when they are in a dark place, but how exhausting and confusing that can be.

Speaking of the track, the band said “Riptide is a song we started a while ago but struggled with knowing where to take it. We came back to it having just seen a friend who was struggling and all the pieces just seemed to fit into place. It’s confusing and uncertain when not knowing how to help someone you really care about. But no matter what, leaving is not an option and that whenever they need you, you’ll be there for them. We loved playing it for our fans on our last tour and they seemed to relate to it as much as we did, so it seemed only right for us to release it.”

After a run of shows supporting As Everything Unfolds, the four-piece headed out on their sold-out Arc.Angel Tour, a run of 6 shows across the country, wrapping things up at a packed out Islington O2 Academy last month. The tour has received rave reviews and critical acclaim for the band’s high energy performance and enchanting stage presence.

The Oxford-based band have received incredible support at radio, being picked as BBC Music Introducing Track Of The Week with last single Nepo Baby. The band have previously had plays on the Introducing show, Jack Saunders’ Future Artists and Nels Hylton’s Future Alternative! As well as Nepo Baby, the release of Riptide follows on from previous singles, Silverlight, unaware, DANGER and their most streamed track to date, Sound Of An Empty Room, which has over 605k streams on Spotify alone.

After forming in 2021, the band have gone from strength to strength and continue to grow their fan base after tours with the likes of Dead Pony, RØRY and Yours Truly.

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