DISCO LOADOUT covers album – coming May 17th

April 20th, 2024

Why “Disco Loadout?” 

A disco loadout is a term in our industry that describes a very humbling act. Many bands have experienced this, and we certainly have. Sometimes when you’re on tour you might pull up to a venue to find there is a later show happening the same night. The promoter, looking at his spreadsheet, has decided that it makes financial sense to book two separate shows on the same night. Your band is playing the early show, and when you are finished, you must load your gear down the stairs and out the door while a lineup of people waits to get into the venue for the next show. The later show is usually a cover band, performing songs that everyone knows and likes. 

We have been humbled by this in the past and instead of living with the embarrassment, we have performed and recorded those songs for you. We’re taking the term back. 

Disco Loadout Vol 1 arrives May 17th. Just in time for you to party all summer.

You can pre-order vinyl (and signed vinyl), cds and reissued Disco Loadout tees here. And pre-save it as well!.

Some people are wondering if we are going to perform these songs live anytime soon, and the answer is… we might. You have likely heard some of these covers over the years in our set, and they all belong in the bag of tricks we keep adding to, ready to be pulled out like a magician when the time is right. For now, get ready to enjoy the immaculate songwriting that exists in these timeless songs, and gusto of our interpretation. 

Don’t miss Arkells on tour. Tickets on-sale now!

You know where to find us!

Xo Arkells