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Armlock Premiere New Single/Video "Fear"

Seashell Angel Lucky Charm Out 7/12

Armlock, the up-and-coming Australian duo of Simon Lam and Hamish Mitchell, are gearing up to release their new album, Seashell Angel Lucky Charm, this Friday, July 12th, on Run For Cover Records. Today they've teamed with FLOOD Magazine to premiere one more early single, "Fear."

Clocking in at just 18 minutes, Seashell Angel Lucky Charm provides instantly immersive indie rock that's at once impressionistic and accessible, ambiguous yet refreshingly earnest. The album's earlier singles "Ice Cold" and "Guardian" introduced the world to Armlock's intricate sound (and garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, The FADER, BrooklynVegan, and more), and "Fear" just might be their catchiest offering yet. FLOOD praised the track and its accompanying music video, calling it "a gentler take on slowcore convention that shares more in common musically with their peers Hovvdy and Alex G."

Longtime friends and collaborators, Lam (vocals and guitar) and Mitchell (guitar and keyboards) met studying jazz at Monash University in Melbourne, eventually discovering a shared love of electronic music. After a handful of electronic and dance-oriented projects (I’lls, Couture, Kllo) Armlock came together and the two began incorporating guitar into the music they were making for the first time. Seashell Angel Lucky Charm is the imaginative and sonically rich result. The music at times recalls Pinback’s lean alternative, Alex G’s adventurous indie, or the wave of mysterious-yet-endearing genre-bending music coming out of the UK from label’s like Dean Blunt’s World Music or Vegyn’s PLZ Make It Ruins. Lam's vocals sit up front, often buoyed by spare guitar lines and a simple but steady beat, with ample space is left for production flourishes like distant laughter, chopped up samples, and pitched squeals to ping around the listener’s ears and leave you ready to hit repeat.

Armlock have also announced their first ever United States shows, the band will be supporting Cloud Nothings on tour in November, as well as performing with Slow Pulp in NYC. Prior to that the band will be playing three Australian record release shows and appearing at Pitchfork Music Festival in London. See full itinerary below.