Archean Soundtrack’s new single, ‘Hearts and Cards’ is drawing attention for two reasons, one: (there’s an impressive sequence where frontman and MC, Craig Mitchell unleashes some seamless and entrancing speed raps) and the other (Josh Carter is pretty darn good at playing the drums.) The song is about “the guilt and pleasure felt when there is a rip in the fabric of a relationship,” says Craig. “To provoke a reaction, whether it be a positive or negative, makes us feel more alive.”

The video, however, puts a different spin on the theme and is heavily peppered with Darren, Roger, Jonny, Craig and Josh’s hard-hitting, emotional, reflective musings. Through all of that, they still find inspiration in fusing heavy rock with a catchy chorus and some scorching riffs. The lads have also announced a 2014 tour, which will commence on January 10 at Chelmsford, before moving onto London, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Essex. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

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