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ARXX unveil thumping indie-pop banger ‘Crying In The Carwash’

Brighton power duo ARXX are back with a bang sharing their first single of the year, ‘Crying In The Carwash’, a pounding synth-driven tune out via Submarine Cat Records.

It’s every artist’s dream to support one of their musical heroes. This song, produced by long-term collaborator Steven Ansell (Blood Red Shoes) and mastered by Katie Tavini (Arlo Parks), is a celebration of when that exact fantasy came to life for them. ARXX fondly and lightheartedly recount the memory that inspired the track, sharing, “’Crying in the Carwash’ is about the moment we found out we’d be supporting one of our favourite bands in the world, MUNA, and Hanni cried at the nice man in the Car Wash.”

They continue, “It’s a celebration of your dreams coming true and making all the hard parts worth it. Being in a band isn’t always glamorous and you have to sacrifice a lot but when these moments happen it’s like a high you’ve never experienced. Pure joy.”

The song comes paired with an outrageously hilarious and playful video filmed by Rosie Powell. ARXX can be seen advertising a queer friendly car wash, where Hanni skillfully spins a ‘CARWASH’ sign, and Clara dresses to the nines in an inflatable dancing Tube Man costume. They’re later joined by friends, including previous collaborator crysometimes, to parody a sexy auto cleaning service, featuring wet translucent white shirts, body scrub downs with sponges, over the top sultriness and exaggerated flirting with both the vehicle and the camera.

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