Stream Arkells ‘People’s Champ’ for Free

“We’re all looking for leadership that is benevolent and generous, and truly has the will of the people in everything they do,” Arkells‘ frontman Max Kerman said in a statement. “We’re comforted every day by the people in our neighbourhood who go the extra mile for their community – especially when they don’t have to. We love that person. This song is about the opposite of that: it’s about the guy who acts like Robin Hood, but is the farthest thing from it. But that’s OK: look around and you’ll find people’s champs all around ya.”

He’s speaking of the band’s latest track ‘People’s Champ’, streaming for free. It’s taken from their forthcoming fifth album, due out later this year. The single was written and produced in Toronto with long-time collaborator Eric Ratz.

The Arkells will play their biggest show to date in Hamilton on June 23 at Tim Hortons Field with Cold War Kids and Ellevator. Combined with the band’s sell-out show at Budweiser Stage in Toronto with July Talk in the summer of 2017, they have raised $18,000 for The Rally. Proceeds will be donated to Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health.

Catch Arkells on the following dates;

April 13 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 15 – Dublin, IRL @ Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 16 – Dublin, IRL @ Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 18 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 20 – Aberdeen, UK @ The Garage (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 21 – Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Room (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 22 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 24 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 25 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 27 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 28 – Exeter, UK @ Uni Great Hall (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

April 30 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 1 – Southampton, UK @ O2 Guild Hall (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 2 – Southend-On-Sea @ Cliffs Pavilion (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 4 – Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 5 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 8 – Hull, UK @ Hull City Hall (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 9 – Norwich, UK @ UEA (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 11 – London, UK @ Roundhouse (Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls)

May 12 – London, UK @ Dingwalls

June 23 – Hamilton, ON @ Tim Hortons Field: The Rally w/ Special Guests Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs

June 30 – Timmins, ON @ Hollinger Park – Stars & Thunder Festival

July 7 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Marina Park – Thunder Bay Blues Festival

July 27 – Belleville, ON @ Empire Square Live

Aug 5 – Saint John, NB @ Long Warf – Area 506 Festival

Sept 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Stanley Park – SKOOKUM Festival

Sept 8 – Edmonton, AC @ Victoria Park – SONiC Field Day


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