After the Hamilton band teased their appearance at Bar+ Karaoke on Twitter yesterday, a hoard of fans descended upon the Yonge St. establishment later in the evening.
⚡️Ok, we'll be here tonight around 9:30. Recognize it? Let's hang & sing some Karaoke. They have Arkells tunes in the song bank. But we're also interested in some BSB/Britney. #ArkellsRallyCry⚡️ pic.twitter.com/oOt7MDdqpr— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) September 27, 2018
The band hopped between the private karaoke rooms, joining fans for sing-alongs — including new tracks of their own like "Relentless" and the debut of "Only for a Moment" from their upcoming album Rally Cry.
The pop-up performance was apparently inspired by the band's recent trip to South Korea, where stumbling into group karaoke sessions became a nightly habit.
"We wanted to replicate and share that energy and fun with Arkellians at home," frontman Max Kerman said. "Felt like the perfect fit to debut the latest cut from Rally Cry."
Check out some fan (and band member) accounts of the impromptu karaoke party below.
Rally Cry is due out October 19 via Universal Music Canada.
Tbh it was amazing. https://t.co/44idf3gCPP— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) September 27, 2018
Standing on the table, didn't even need the prompter.⚡️ONLY FOR A MOMENT⚡️ Karaoke version. Well, that was the best night ever. Thanks Arkellians❤️ pic.twitter.com/i8G835OjlI— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) September 27, 2018
⚡️RELENTLESS⚡️ Karaoke lobby version.— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) September 27, 2018
Mix some blood, sweat and tears of joy, that's what I call a...
⚡️RALLY CRY⚡️ pic.twitter.com/txgetZHOTr
⚡️ RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING RUNNING ON HOME TO YOU⚡️ pic.twitter.com/0hQAGqKMSw— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) September 27, 2018