The Arthurs – “The Gloaming”


Dutch trio The Arthurs provide a first peek at their upcoming third album with the single “The Gloaming.” Spacey guitar strums swell into an alt-rock vigor, with bursting distortion enveloping quickly. Debonair vocals lead into further guitar snarls at the one-minute turn. The suave vocals and bass-heavy verses — “can’t stand it any more,” — escalates seamlessly into the grungy eruptions. Another standout section occurs prior to the second minute, where ghostly guitar trickles concoct a Radiohead-esque allure.

Enjoyable guitar distortion and panting percussion re-emerge thereafter, preparing for a satiating second half. A blistering guitar solo takes hold in the moments after, continuing the ardently scorching rock quality on display throughout this gem from The Arthurs. We’re firmly anticipating their upcoming third album, which follows up When I’m Sane (2017) and Glass (2021).

The trio comprises drummer Jetske Blonk, guitarist/vocalist/synthist Robin den Drijver, and bassist Boudewijn Geels, “The Gloaming” also sees ex-member Dylano Hahury on lead guitars.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

Send your music to [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.