Echo Arcadia are six piece Indie band from Edinburgh, Scotland who strive to “make music that will break your heart while your foot taps along.” Guitars underpinned by thumping drums, thick bass lines and keys with violins that would break a stone heart, all bearing the weight of heartfelt vocals.
This isn’t conventional Pop music, but Echo Arcadia aren’t a conventional band. “There’s no box we fit in” explains vocalist and guitarist Leigh, “unless its dodecahedral with a section for Schrodinger’s cat”.
Visions of Symmetry is clearly a fusion of diverse influences as eighties Pop blends seamlessly into alt folk. Leigh’s smooth and beautifully toned vocals are complimented perfectly by Kate’s harmonies and every song is characterised by infectious melody, exemplary musicianship and intensely personal lyrics.
Leigh says “Visions of symmetry is a journey through a dark time in my life. It deals with loss, depression and the hope that comes with fighting through at the other side. It was described by our long term producer as a more mature and thoughtful album than our previous records, marking our growth in the music we’re making. It’s cinematic but personal, multi layered like an onion but it probably won’t make you cry… it will go well with hot dogs though.”
Leigh – Vocals and Guitar
Euan – Bass
Dan – Dums
Dawid – Guitar
Kate – Vocals
Andy – Violin
“Echo Arcadia are perfectly capable of delivery a two-tonne missile to the guts: they are practically peerless when it comes to providing everyday soundtracks with that extra drop of beauty. Visions of Symmetry is an album that does what it sets out to do: grabs the listener and draws them into something personal, immersive and universal: a mass of contradictions that will not confuse- only inspire and amaze.“
Music Musings and Such
“Carefully crafted compositions enable Echo Arcadia deliver a sound that pulls on the darker paths in the mind, whilst providing a calm space in which to let the mind wander – akin to a session with a psychiatrist set to song.“
Indie Band Blog
“Echo Arcadia have been able to retain the brooding presence of the sound, whilst simultaneously introducing more complicated layering and a punchier, more forceful, presence.“
Emerging Indie Bands
“Ladies and gentlemen… one of the finest unsigned bands this country has to offer… Edinburgh’s best kept secret, Echo Arcadia.”