Like the slightly awkward hip thrusting movements of the next door neighbours dog on your leg, Arkayan leave an impression. Formed in 2009 from random miscreants of several perth bands, Arkayan released their debut CD "Away from the world" in November 2010 and toured abroad to spread their wondrous anecdotes about celebrity body parts (not many people know that Mark Wahlberg can do pushups just using his nipples).
Their latest EP "The Marsh Chapel Experiment" is due for release on January 13th 2012.
Arkayan compare the sound of their latest album to “the recording of the rowdy interactions of Porcupine Tree, Earth Wind and Fire, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden and a Shetland Pony on a tour bus”.
See Arkayan live and you’re in for a high energy, rock-fuelled show accompanied by heartfelt songs delivered with passion, sincerity and occasional nudity. If you’re lucky you may even get beaten by the spongy sound of awesomeness at live performances in Perth, as well being informed on the finer points on why Chuck Norris could beat Superman in a fight underwater.
Arkayan consists of Jon Mazzardis (vocals/guitar/beard growing), Niall Ridgeway (guitar/Futurama quote machine), Djan Irianto (drums/swarve ), Raq Santella (harmonies/random swaying) and the newest addition to the group, Doug Barker (bass and sexification). In a past life, these experienced musicians have supported acts such as 'Full Scale', ‘Dead Letter Circus’ and ‘Sydonia’ to name a few. Now they’ve come together as Arkayan and are ready to take their rockin’ rants around the country with or without pants.