Deep Sea Arcade - 'Blacklight' Album Tour
The band is built around McKenzie and Nick Weaver. While the album may have been written about a relationship that was addictive but ultimately toxic for McKenzie, it also sums up not just the fresh territory explored on the record, but the lifelong friendship at the core of the band.
Over the years, as the friendship continued, the band took to fostering emerging local talent in Sydney, with McKenzie opening his own studio and launching a club night circuit up the east coast of Australia.
You could argue that this album expands the notion of psychedelia you might apply to a rock band like DSA, and what kind of song Weaver and McKenzie can write.
But it’s also redefining what it means to be honest says McKenzie -
“On the first album I’d always hide behind something and hide vulnerability, and it left me feeling detached…….On this record I feel like I forced myself to actually go, no, I am vulnerable and I’m going to say things about being vulnerable and when I speak to the audience I’ll be that person, I’ll be me.”
To coincide with the release, DSA will tour nationally over the months of January and February 2019.