Coast Arcade – Highest Heights: New Song Of The Day

Indie pop-rock up-and-comers Coast Arcade are soaring to new heights with their latest single Highest Heights.

Here’s the record company blurb with more:

Following on from the release of their infectious debut single ‘Tattoo’ (#11 Hot NZ Singles Chart, RadioScope Most Added, MTV Upload), Highest Heights’ is a fast-paced and moody song about how over-dramatic teenage love can be. “The song was written about that feeling you get when you’re in an airport and see someone of a similar age to you. There is always this weird chemistry that you don’t get anywhere else,” explains lead singer/guitarist Bella Bavin, whose vocals are a stand-out on the track. “Teenagers can be so dramatic with how they love and insist they fall in love instantly. ‘Highest Heights’ lyrics are super over dramatic and almost corny to reflect that, but in a serious way.”

Coast Arcade is made up of Bella Bavin (vocals + lead guitar), brothers Chris (rhythm guitar) and Nate Tims (bass), and Thom Boynton (drums + backing vocals). ‘Highest Heights’ was recorded at Joel Little’s Big Fan studio with engineer Noema Te Hau, mixed by Jono Pearce (The Beths), and made with the support of NZ On Air.

The release of ‘Highest Heights’ is accompanied by a brilliantly shot music video the band worked on with Dave Thompson and Imaginary Friends. “I think the deadpan look of the video creates a cool contrast to how emotional the song is supposed to be,” says Bella. “A few funny things happened on set. We had to record the majority of the video in double time, which was a real challenge, and it was hard to keep a straight face.”  Guitarist Chris adds that “it was the first time the band has shot a professionally produced video, and it was a really interesting experience. We all had fun and, despite the bugs, the power cuts and being in a pool until 1am, are stoked with the video!”

Having formed in early 2021 at high school, the band already have a solid fan base and are fast becoming regulars on the Aotearoa music scene. They have an impressive cv which includes opening for Aussie legends Bootleg Rascals and The Grogans, as well as kiwi icons The Beths and Princess Chelsea. They secured spots on the Rhythm and Vines festival and Spring City festival line-ups – alongside well-established acts such as Groove Armada, Zane Lowe and Ladyhawke.

Coast Arcade are definitely ones to watch!