New Arcades

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New Arcades
Origin London, United Kingdom
  • Synth-pop
  • electronic
Years active 2012-present
  • NewRetroWave Records
  • Outland Recordings
  • We Are The Future Records
  • Electronic Rumors
  • AWAL (Sony Music)
Associated acts
Dean Canty and Adam Sullivan

New Arcades is a London-based synth-pop and electronic music duo consisting of Dean Canty (vocals, production, synth) and Adam Sullivan (vocals, production, guitar, synth, mixing).[1][2] The band was formed in 2012 and they’ve been featured in several films including Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong and A Light Beneath Their Feet and they have also contributed a track for the mobile game "RetroDrive".[3]


The duo was formed in 2012 and released their debut single "You're All I've Got". In 2019 they released their debut album "Returning Home" in November 2019, with their first EP "Nothing is Lost".[4] They followed this with the "Scenes" EP via We are the future records. The song "Don't let go" was covered extensively by various blogs including INDIE SHUFFLE.[1] Their third EP "We had it all for just a moment" was released in January 2016 on New Retro Wave Records.[5]

In 2018, they released their EP "Nothing is Lost" which was followed by their debut album "Returning Home" in November 2019. Their second album, In the Deepest of Dreams, was released in September 2021 by New Retro Wave Records.[6] It peaked number 3 on UK electronic album charts (iTunes) and peaked at number 6 in the United States electronic album charts.


"In The Deepest of Dreams" (album)

  • Released: September 17 2021
  • Label: New Retro Wave Records
  • Chart position: "No. 3 UK Electronic album charts (iTunes)"[7] and "No. 6 US Electronic album charts (iTunes)"[8]
  • Tracks: Thirteen

"Returning Home" (album)

  • Released: November 15, 2019
  • Label: AWAL recordings
  • Tracks: Ten

"Nothing is Lost" ((EP))

  • Released: April 27, 2018
  • Format: Compact Disc (CD) and Digital Album
  • Label: AWAL recordings
  • Tracks: Five

"You're All I've Got" (single) from the album Scenes EP[1]

  • Released: 2014


Song Artist Comment
Growing Timecop1983 and Futurecop!
Irreparable Nina [9]
Before I’m Too Late
Figure me out Dana Jean Phoenix Remix
Don’t stop Dreaming
Till Sunrise Goldroom Remix[10]
The Knife Kyla La Grange Remix[11]

Live performances

  • 2015, BBC Introducing... on BBC Three Counties Radio


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 McCormack, Kirsty (2014-07-11). "Forget iTunes, it’s all about the cassette! New Arcades take things back to the Eighties" (in en). 
  2. McCormack, Kirsty (2020-06-20). "New Arcades" (in en). 
  3. McCormack, Kirsty (2013-03-26). "New Arcades reveal why they want their music to take listeners to a 'different place'" (in en). 
  4. "NEW ARCADES Nothing Is Lost" (in en-GB). 2018-04-26. 
  5. Tim. "We Had It All for Just a Moment" (in en-GB). 
  6. "BBC Three Counties Radio - BBC Music Introducing in Beds, Herts and Bucks, BBC Introducing... New Arcades" (in en-GB). 2017-11-20. 
  7. Bald, Cameron (2021-09-18). " UK Electronic Albums Top 40 Chart" (in en). 
  8. "iTunes Top 100 Electronic Albums". 2021-09-18. 
  9. "New Music: New Arcades – Irreparable (feat. NINA)" (in en-GB). 2017-11-20. 
  10. "Goldroom: Till Sunrise Remixes" (in en-US). 2017-11-20. 
  11. "Kyla La Grange – “The Knife” (New Arcades Remix) – Indie Music Filter" (in en-US). 2017-11-20. 

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