Ahead of their long-awaited return to Edinburgh tonight, Arcade Fire played a new song live at their gig in Scunthorpe last night (June 7) – and you can listen to it here.
The Canadian indie legends, who play at the Corn Exchange this evening, recently announced their new album Everything Now – and shared its title-track.
At last night’s gig, the Montreal-based band debuted Signs Of Life. Watch fan-shot footage below.
They also performed Black Mirror for the first time since 2008.
The band’s breakthrough album Funeral (Rough Trade, 2004) was nominated for a Grammy for Alternative Album of The Year and as the decade closed Funeral was chosen by Rolling Stone as the #1 album of the ‘00s. The album also featured in numerous ‘Best of the Decade’ polls around the world including NME, Q, Pitchfork, The Guardian and Mojo.
They’ve gone on to achieve repeat acclaim with follow up albums Neon Bible, The Suburbs and Reflektor.
Arcade Fire’s Edinburgh gig is their first in Scotland since memorable back-to-back intimate nights at the Barrowlands in 2013, under the alias ‘The Reflektors’.
In 2011, Arcade Fire played a huge outdoor gig at Edinburgh Castle.
The band’s new album will be released on CD, cassette and vinyl. The vinyl version of the record will feature 20 different artwork variants, each including the album’s title written in one of 20 different languages.
Speaking about comeback single Everything Now to BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam a few weeks back, frontman Win Butler said: “There’s sort of an everything-nowness to life. I feel like almost every event and everything that happens surrounds you on all sides. It’s trying to capture some of the experiences of being alive now in all its flaws and all its glory.”
To hear Signs of Life, click HERE
You can also listen to comeback single Everything Now below.