NO ALARMS - marble bars (Single)
RELEASE DATE: 02.08.18
HOMETOWN: Detroit, MI
INFLUENCES: Bloc Party, The Cure, Flock of Seagulls, Interpol, The Killers, MGMT
SOUNDS LIKE: Phoenix, Bad Suns, COIN, flor, WALK THE MOON, Atlas Genius, Magic Man, Miike Snow
No Alarms was born in Texas as the solo passion project of multi-instrumentalist Andrew Boles, and has since bloomed into a Detroit-based, fully-fledged, five-piece. No Alarms is blending the lines between modern indie/alt pop and new wave revival, and building an engrossing live show from the ground up. Their 2018 debut ‘No Alarms’ EP according to Paste Magazine and Skope, "delivers infectious, arena sized pop hooks supported by an electro-pop-rockin’ foundation…and is an album you NEED to hear." The standout single "Right is What's Left" was featured in an episode of ABC's "Kevin Probably Saves the World.“ Their ‘No Alarms’ EP was the 13th most added record on NACC college charts its debut week, and has since peaked at #132 on the NACC 200.
“Marble Bars” is No Alarms' latest uplifting track, bursting at the seams with feel-good, indie rock energy. One of the Detroit band’s recent singles hit Hype Machine with coverage from 3 blogs, and is still receiving commercial and college radio support in Detroit. Their debut self-titled EP charted on college radio in 2018 and landed on ABC. On “Marble Bars,” angular guitars and lush synths combine with hypnotic live drums and powerful vocals to tell a story of late-night love lost and looking to be found again. Marble Bars and No Alarms’ upcoming EP2 tackle leaps of faith, and the flurry of uncertainty that comes with them. The new generation knows that they have to make their own way, that the systems and paths that came before them are eroding, so charting one’s own vision of the future is the best way forward.
"No Alarms' self-titled debut is an album you NEED to hear. The EP showcases the groups multifaceted musical direction by casting catchy vocal hooks, deep-diving bridges, and hypnotic guitar lines through the synth-laden prism of their new wave and early 00's rock inspirations."
"The track [Amateur Telephony] is energetic from start to finish with a unique sound portraying the brilliance of this up and coming band. The alternative style that shines through within this track credits the band massively, allowing it to shine out amongst other alternative bands."
"We love love love this track [Right is What's Left]! It’s got vibes reminiscent of an old Kings of Leon song with a modern, synthy twist and we simply can’t get enough."
"Loud, brash and in your face for the most part with rumbling guitar melodies and urgent vocals, the track is a dynamic, lively affair. ‘Amateur Telephony’s well crafted, well placed riffs drive the track and help it become the ear-worm that it is alongside the ever so catchy vocals in the choruses throughout."
"No Alarms comes alive today with their new single 'Right Is What’s Left.' Their synth-pop infused indie sound creates brilliant instrumentation and memorable lyricism that brings the band to life. Hailing from [Detroit, MI], the group...have carefully crafted and honed their sound. The result? Infectious music that will have you obsessed with the group within every listen."