The guys in Cincinnati, Ohio quartet, Armslength, get their name from a Moving Mountain song. The pop-punk rock outfit is not idolaters, however. Armslength just appreciate the scene that has nurtured them to the point where they are at now (which is at the brink of breaking though). Armslength may not be flashy, but the guys make music that is honest and pointed; basically, everything you want from a pop-punk band.
For Fans Of: Balance and Composure, Title Fight, Such Gold
Social Sites: Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Joe Trame – Vocals
Brendan Holmes – Guitar/Vocals
Dakota Carlyle – Guitar
Brad Kennedy – Bass
Tyler Hall- Drums
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
We came together in the summer of 2012 as a project between Brendan, Joe, and Dakota. Tyler was soon added when they decided to try to play as a full band. After trying to find a bass player for a few months, and no one really fitting in, we were lucky enough to find Brad right before heading to Popside Studios to record “Seeing Spots” and “Night Falls” in the Middle West.
Why should people listen to your band?
We hope people will listen to our band because they enjoy the music we make. We make music because we love it more than anything in the world, and we think people can pick up on that after seeing us play.
How have you grown since you started?
Some of us have been able to correct past mistakes and learn better ways to go about being in a band, but overall we’ve all grown as friends and that’s what is the most important.
What sets you apart from other bands?
Everyone in our band brings an admittedly strange pool of influences to the table. I think these things have enabled us to write music (some of which is unreleased) which reflects our different backgrounds.
What’s the best part about being in your band?
There is no ego. Everyone in the band strives to make everything as inclusive as possible, and no one person tries to take the reins and take control. We all respect each other as players, and as friends, and it makes everything that much more fun.
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
Tyler: Currently I’m super into Basement’s I Wish I Could Stay Here, Moving Mountains, The Story So Far new record, La Dispute, and a lot of different drummers.
Brendan: I’ve been listening to Balance and Composure, What You Don’t See by The Story So Far, and a lot of Taking Back Sunday.
Joe: Northstar, Verse, Saves the Day, Pianos Become the Teeth, Algernon Cadwallader.
Dakota: Dads, The Story So Far, Title Fight, Citizen, Turnover, Verse, and anything Evan Weiss is a part of.
Brad: Balance and Composure, Basement, Daylight, Touché Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Title Fight.
Great dudes, great music. I back it. Great photo btw lolz