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Arcade Parade – Cave of Swimmers EP

Cave of Swimmers EP - Cover DesignReleased 27th May 2013

Arcade Parade are one of them bands you can listen to over and over again and never get fed up.

Consisting of brothers Ollie and Elliot Scott, Jacob Ferguson and Dan Byrne, they are a 4 piece rock band with a sound of their own.

Winners of Shropshire’s “Next Big Thing” competition, Arcade Parade are clearly a band worth watching!


‘Cave of Swimmers is everything you want a young indie band to sound like… It is euphoric, hooky and just gets the job done perfectly with the minimum of fuss.’ (

‘Playing catchy song after song, this band that are already emerging on the local scene oozed potential and raw talent. Arcade Parade are certainly ones to watch.’ (Counteract Magazine, April 2013)

Arcade Parade recently answered my questions:

In every band, there’s the one that gets all the girls. Which one of you never gets the girl?

Elliot: Definitely NOT Oliver, that’s for sure haha

Have you ever used the line “I’m in a band” to get the girl?

Dan: I don’t need to, people think I’m harry styles

Who comes up with the lyrics to your songs? Are they based on anything or made up of rhyming words that sound good. “Lying in my bed, wishing I was with you instead” etc…

Ollie: I do, each song’s different and has a different story behind it but I don’t tell anybody what they are, being the shy guy that I am, and I try and make it so that nobody can understand them haha. I use like codes/ rhyme and slang a lot so that even if somebody knows what I’m saying, they don’t really “know” what I’m saying.

If you were a generic pop boyband, which boyband would you be?

Ollie: JLS I think. They’ve split up now so we could just live off the royalties without doing anything. Also, free hoodies/ rubbers man.

Have you ever thought “We should go on the Xfactor”?

Dan: Fuck no.

Picture the scene. You come home after a gig. It’s late at night, you’re tired, you’ve just finished a curry and you’ve fallen onto the sofa. The light comes on, someone screams. It’s not your house. What’s going through your mind?

Jacob: “Brilliant. Now I need a clean pair of trousers”

Would you rather have the top half of your body, the same as a fish, or the bottom half of your body the same half as a fish? Why?

Dan: That depends, what kind of fish are we talking here? Do fish have penis’?
If you could be anyone else, who would it be and why?

 Dan: Dave Grohl, what a hero.

 If you were the opposite sex for a day, what would be the first thing you do? (The real first thing.)

Elliot: Breasts.

What do you look like first thing in the morning?

Dan: Like the lovechild of a broccoli and a fabulous zombie.

Jacob: Exactly the same as I always do, just with slantier eyes.

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