Biography

There are 3 bands with the name ‘The Arm’.

1. A four-piece from Austin, Texas USA, who are currently on hiatus.

2. The Arm are a three piece instrumental band from the West Midlands. Formed in 2003, the band’s members are: Alex Keane (guitar), Warren Thelwell (bass) and Mike Rowley (drums).

3. A three piece from boston formed by the same members as THE ARMADA in 2000.



The Arm’s unique sound blends awkward math rock riffs with electronica resulting in their acclaimed self-titled debut EP on Speedowax in 2005. Having played with the likes of Kid Commando, Oxes, Oxbow, Mono and French Toast, the band were included in Capsule’s SXSW compilation “Supersonic - Treats From The Heart Of England” last year, which was curated by left-field luminaries such as ATP’s Barry Hogan and Static Caravan.

In June 2006 the band re-emerged with a new four-track EP, “He Builds Bombs” - on this latest release The Arm have stepped up the intensity with a relentless assault of frenzied rhythms, razor-edged guitars and acid damaged electronica.

“It’s thrilling listening to these guys slam around the studio - they must have shoulders made of iron” - The Fly

“One of the most original and innovative bands I have heard in a long time” - Zero Tolerance

“Like a jagged mixture of Hella and Don Caballero, this is a band you really should check out” - Rock Sound

Discography:
The Arm EP (Speedowax, 2005)
He Builds Bombs EP (Transduction, 2006)

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Edited by thepsychiceye on 6 Aug 2008, 19:26

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