Arcade State

One of Scotland’s hottest emerging bands, Arcade State headline the Mash House in Edinburgh, as they launch the highly anticipated EP ‘A Slave to the Waves’.


xfire presents

ARCADE STATE plus support
The Mash House, Edinburgh
Saturday 10th June 2023

Doors 7.00pm


‘There is something special cooking in the Scottish music scene at the moment, and Arcade State are without doubt one of the core ingredients’ 
 Arcade State, Glasgow’s best kept secret, until now.

Originally formed in 2020, with the current line-up completed at the end of 2021, the 5 piece are at the forefront of the bustling Scottish music scene. If you’re looking for hard hitting anthems, beautiful melodies and pounding drums then look no further.

With their biggest hits to date ‘Splinter’ and ‘Even in the dark days, you draw a smile’ receiving rapturous reviews as they kicked off this year, you can bet their best song will be their next one. Arcade State lit up their hometown with a sold-out show at Glasgow’s SWG3, and now the quintet are ready to bring the noise across the UK.

A truly mesmerising live act, that you just must witness to believe. Catchy hooks, impeccable harmonies, and a connection with their fans that’s hard to describe. With new music ready to be unleashed, are you ready for Arcade State?

Music Genres: Alternative, Indie, Rock


Alternative Rock/Pop band | Glasgow | UK 

Arcade State formed in April of 2019 as a 3 piece , however they went through a change of line up in 2020 replacing the drums and bass with new members and adding a keys player. They recently gained airplay on BBC Radio Scotland via BBC Introducing and received great feedback. The band from Glasgow’s first release with the new line up is their single “The Rabbit Hole” taken from their upcoming EP titled Volume I. The single was released on the 18th December 2020 and it brings a fresh sound for the the quartet. They then released another from the EP. Arcade State unveiled new song “Follow” in January 2021 as they kicked off the new year where they left off in 2020.  The penultimate track from VOLUME I is called “Begin to Break” this one was out on March 5th 2021. “Land With Me” is the latest release and completed the release of the debut EP on April 2nd. Arcade state have recently introduced a 5th member who will play lead guitar and are in the process of recording some new tracks which the band will look to release the last quarter of 2021.  Influences: Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro, Fatherson, The Xcerts, King of Leon, The 1975, Nirvana, Idlewild, Talking Heads, We Were Promised Jetpacks , Frightened Rabbit , The War on Drugs , The Paper Kites , Sam Fender  Ciaran Murray – Vocal/Guitar Jordan Murray – Drums David Daly – Bass Scott Frank – Keys/Synth/Vocal Andy Arthur – Lead Guitar Read more on