Patience is a virtue. London quartet Arthur Beatrice formed in 2010 and went on to feature in the NME and The Guardian in 2011, but it's taken three more years for their debut album to emerge.
The band decided to follow what is becoming somewhat of a well-trodden path in terms of album promotion - no promotion at all. After their mentions in the national music media, they retreated into their own studio and slowly put together what would become Working Out. A lot of what they do seems meticulously planned, from ‘Arthur Beatrice’ reflecting the male/female vocals, to the name of the album, Working Out, seemingly a telling nod to the band honing, fine-tuning and discovering their own sound over those three to four years. That's certainly something that they've managed to do. While their brand of sleek, sophisticated pop recalls contemporaries such as The xx and Wild Beasts, Working Out is far from a rehash of old ideas.
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