Canadian rockers the Arkells are releasing their new album “Blink Twice” on September 23.  The album is the companion to the previously released “Blink Once”.

 Arkells frontman Max Kerman spoke on the new album saying, “we wanted a chaotic energy – something like Talking Heads meets Billy Joel.”  Adding, “we are learning a lot about ourselves on this record.”

 “Blink Once” and the upcoming album “Blink Twice” were created during the dark days of the pandemic and gave the band an opportunity to stretch their musical experience into new territory. “Blink Twice is about going to new places and seeing the world with fresh eyes. You can either move through life and grow stubborn, or you can grow curious,” says Kerman.

The album also features a number of guest artists including Cold War Kids, Aly & AJ, Tegan and Sara, Lights, Coeur De Pirate, Joel Plaskett, and Wesley Schultz from The Lumineers.


The tracklisting for “Blink Teice”:
“Past Life”
“Take Back Everything”
“Human Being”
Teenage Tears”
“Nowhere to Go”
“Dance with You”
“Running Scared”
“Something’s Gotta Give”

This weekend the Arkells are kicking off a tour that will begin in Canada before crossing the pond for some German and UK dates with Lights before returning home and more shows around the country.

Arkells tour dates:
July 30 at Osheaga in Montreal, QC
July 31 at the Area 506 Festival in Saint John, NB
Aug 1 at George Street in St John’s, NL
Aug 13 at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Sudbury, ON
Sept 9 at Lido in Berlin, Germany
Sept 12 at Knust in Hamburg, Germany
Sept 13 at Zamboanga in Düsseldorf, Germany
Sept 15 at the Waterfront Studio in Norwich, UK
Sept 16 at Thelma in Bristol, UK
Sept 17 at the O2 Institute 3 in Birmingham, UK
Sept 19 at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, UK
Sept 20 at Oran Mor in Glasgow, UK
Sept 22 at the Club Academy in !anchester, UK
Sept 23 at the Britton Electric in London, UK
Sept 24 at Chalk in Brighton, UK
Sept 30 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, NS
Oct 20 at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Oct 22 at 5he Bonnetts Energy Centre in Grand Prairie, AB
Oct 25 at the Roger’s Arena in Vancouver, BC
Oct 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Oct 29 at the Roger’s Place in Edmonton, AB
Nov 24 at the TR Arena on Ottawa, ON



Feature photo credit: Nathan Nash