Following on from the expansive, grunge-folk of last year’s Furious Finite, Old Ink sees the band return to the roots of acoustic music, tracing long-buried pathways in ancient soil. The resultant, relatively minimalist sound is comprised of plucked guitar, ukelele, percussion, bass and cello, with the soaringly powerful vocal of William Hughes in the foreground.
Built upon themes of loss, history and memory, Old Ink’s 11 tracks are gathered from songwriting contributions across the band. Likewise, the 28-page Zine itself also includes artwork by band members alongside submissions from a range of artists, designers, writers and illustrators each providing interpretations of Little Arrow’s ever-expanding songbook. Each limited edition Zine is issued with a digital download code.