Arc Iris share “Paint With The Sun” video

Following excellent reviews for their second album Moon Saloon, released in August on Bella Union, ARC IRIS have unveiled a video for their single “Paint With The Sun”. Of the video, Jocie Adams has said…

“We were trying to make something just a little bit more about concepts than just a professional video. The footage of the dancers was taken at the same place as our video for “Kaleidoscope” which was done in Austin, TX with people using their bodies to paint and the imagery is so beautiful in that video so we wanted to go back there again for this one.”

The bands upcoming UK tour will begin late October in Brighton and conclude 2nd November at London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. See full details below:

Thursday 20th October – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club

Saturday 5th November – ABERFELDY – Aberfeldy festival

Monday 7th November – LONDON – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Wednesday 9th November – BRISTOL – Louisiana

Thursday 10th November – BRIGHTON – Green Door

Critical acclaim for Moon Saloon, out now on Bella Union:

“All those bands who think they’re being experimental because they’ve put a sitar sample on one track should be forced to listen to Moon Saloon, so that they can learn just how much you can actually do with this thing called music… On Moon Saloon, classical, pop, jazz, folk and the rest all play nicely together.” Sunday Times – Album of the Week

“Jocie Adams is a modern renaissance woman… There’s something of St. Vincent or Dirty Projectors in the collision of textures and genres but it’s kept in check by gorgeous hooks and a willingness to let things groove.” Evening Standard – 4 Stars ****

“This joyous, head-spinning dash to beyond the yellow brick road audaciously fuses the chamber chorale, folk, the theatrical and torch song to create an album which could soundtrack a cabaret hosted by the Wizard of Oz himself.” MOJO

“On Arc Iris’ second album, Adams somehow finds a throughline from bucolic Laurel Canyon balladry to quirky lounge jazz to brassy fanfares to bluegrass banjo, all performed with the theatrical flair favoured by her friend St Vincent.” Uncut – 7/10

“A sound that incorporates elements of Air, Burt Bacharach and Beach Boys, with an original take on modern cosmic folk.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****

“Curious and charming… Musical theatre, jazz, modern electronics, chamber pop and random noises collide in a way that shouldn’t make sense, but somehow does.” The Times

Moon Saloon walks the footpath between Americana, indie and dream-pop pastures, and brass, cello, piano and banjo add organic colour to tunes like Kaleidoscope and Paint With The Sun. It’s bedsit-bohemian, and utterly gorgeous.” Prog

“As soon as the bending cello welcomes you into Arc Iris’s Moon Saloon, you are transported to an otherwordly place… Epic and thought-provoking, the intelligent mix of instrumentation is a feature throughout.” London In Stereo

“Arc Iris make a vibrant sound, beautifully produced and intricately performed.” Shindig