Bands | Deep Sea Arcade

Deep Sea Arcade are a indie-pop band from Sidney Australia. With influences from the 60s and the Madchester scene, the band has a well defined sound and are ready to release their first studio album.


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Band Members


Nic Mckenzie - Vocals

Nick Weaver - Bass
Tim Chamberlain - Guitar
Carlos Adura - Drums
Simon Relf – Guitar, Keys



Zombies, Portishead, Stone Roses, AIR, The Beatles.


Led by vocalist Nic McKenzie and bassist Nick Weaver, the band combine their love of 60’s beat, surf and psychedelic rock with 80’s new wave, ‘Madchester’ and trip hop. 

The pair, friends since meeting at high school in Sydney, penned dozens of songs and experimented with every sort of sound in their bedroom before finding their perfect counterparts in drummer Carlos Adura and guitarists Simon Relf and Tim Chamberlain. On the surface they are many things, but it’s what lurks beneath that makes this band so exciting. Super catchy indiepop singles like “Don’t Be Sorry” and “Lonely In Your Arms” are just the tip of this iceberg.

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  • Outlands (16 March 2012, Ivy League Records)

Singles and EP's

  • Steam (13 February 2012, Ivy League Records)
  • Girls (26 September 2011, Ivy League Records)
  • Keep on Walking (2010)
  • Don't Be Sorry EP (2009)
  • Crouch End (2008)


Recommended track: Keep On Walking


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Interview with Deep Sea Arcade

1. How did the band begin?


Nic Mckenzie moved from UK to Australia and met Nick Weaver at High School there.  They wrote and recorded music in a home studio they put together in Nic’s bedroom for years and then put a band together at University.

2. How would you define the sound of the band? 


Deep Sea Arcade sound like The Zombies throwing a beach party for Portishead. Their music is ‘Blue Velvet’ with ‘Clockwork Orange’ flashes. 


3. Talk us about your last work.


“Keep On Walking” is the follow-up to Deep Sea Arcade’s recent alternative airwave and online favourites “Lonely In Your Arms”, and “Don’t Be Sorry”.  It’s equal parts 60’s psych, 90’s trip hop and stoner rock.


Foto: The frecuent buyer


4. How are your concerts? What can we find there that we wont find on your studio records?

Unpredictable depending on the venue.  Sometimes raw and stripped back, sometimes lush with addition of samplers, keys and drum triggers.


5. What do you think about the music industry and what do you think is your place within it?


There will always be two types of music.  Music that is good and music that is bad.  We like to think our music is good.

Tour Dates

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Andy Cassell
Winterman & Goldstein
PO BOX 545 Newtown NSW 2042
Phone: +61 411 027 455
Fax: +612 95172221

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