2010 album from the quirky Folk trio. The Antiquated & the Arcane demonstrates a leap forward for 3 Daft Monkeys in both production and sonics and features some of their most mature songwriting to date with catchy hooks and melodic choruses. Beautifully produced by the band and mixed by Richard Evans (Real World) the album was recorded in an authentic 'live' studio setting. There is an intensity mixed with a light, almost ironic edge which provides the album with moments of bitter-sweetness. It is certainly the 3 Daft Monkeys' best work to date and could well be the one that takes them to the next level.