Deep Sea Arcade have just announced their new album Blacklight will be due out on 26 October in an exclusive to theMusic.com.au.
The news also comes with an exclusive live video of single Outlaw; a song the band say is "about un-meeting somebody, and getting to unknow them".
While some of the tracks on the forthcoming album are six years old, Nic McKenzie and Nick Weaver from the band have reportedly discovered a ukulele and paired up with producer Eric J, who has previously worked with Flume and Chet Faker, to embark in a new "funky and groovy and disco" direction.
Speaking about this new direction, singer and lyricist McKenzie said, "On the first album I’d always hide behind something and hide vulnerability, and it left me feeling detached... On this record I feel like I had the balls to actually go, no, I am vulnerable and I’m going to say things about being vulnerable and when I speak to the audience I am that person.”
Blacklight is due out on 26 October through Long Player Records/Universal Music Australia. Check out the video for Outlaw above.