OUT NOW! Coast Arcade Rock Out in New Music Video ‘Next to Me'

May 24th 2023
NZ indie band Coast Arcade are seen rocking out in their newly-released music video for single ‘Next To Me’ - the title track of their recently released debut EP.

Brainstormed by Coast Arcade and brilliantly directed/shot by Dave Thomson of Imaginary Friends, the band says the video takes the meaning of ‘Next To Me’ literally - a love song about being fine, as long as that one person is beside you. It’s also a bit heavier than previous singles, introducing the band's more pop-punk side, which also comes through in the video. “We love a fast upbeat song with driving drums and loud guitar, ‘Next To Me’ does that all perfectly, while being your typical teenage love song.” The band also wanted some comical moments included in the video because “why not?”


“We love messing around and it felt like the perfect excuse,” says Coast Arcade. “It was heaps of fun to make! We wanted this video to be about showcasing who we are.”


Coast Arcade formed in early 2021 at high school, and is made up of Bella Bavin (vocals + lead guitar), brothers Chris (rhythm guitar) and Nate Tims (bass), and Thom Boynton (drums + backing vocals) - and everything the band has done so far definietyl captures the fun, vibrant and energetic vibe of the band.  They’ve already opened for Aussie legends Teenage DadsBootleg Rascals and The Grogans, as well as kiwi icons The Beths and Princess Chelsea. They also secured spots on the Rhythm and Vines festival and Spring City festival line-ups - alongside well-established acts such as Groove ArmadaZane Lowe and Ladyhawke.


To celebrate the release, Coast Arcade are getting ready for their SOLD OUT EP Release Show 27 May at Auckland’s BIG FAN. More info at Under the Radar HERE


The band recently released their debut EP NEXT TO ME  - which features previously released hit singles 'Surf Club' (Official NZ Charts #20 Hot NZ 20 Singles), ‘Highest Heights’ (Official NZ Charts ‘Ones To Watch’, #2 Hot NZ 20 Singles Chart + #37 Hot 40 Singles, #7 RadioScope Most Added + #24 NZ Airplay) and ‘Tattoo’  (#11 Hot 20 NZ Singles Chart, RadioScope Most Added), along with new tracks ‘Salty Blonde’, ‘Just Peachy’ and new hit ‘Next To Me’. Recorded at Joel Little's BIG FAN studio with engineer Noema Te Hau, then mixed and mastered by Jono Pearce (The Beths) and mastered by Oliver Devlin (Hans Pucket).

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