NO ALARMS - the landing (Single)
Release Date: 09.07.18
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
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 pop and new wave revival, and building an engrossing live show from the ground up. The band, according to Skope Mag & MTM, "delivers infectious, arena sized pop hooks supported by an electro-pop-rockin’ instrumental foundation that infuses your being with memorable frequencies...incorporating a great deal of color within a stripped-down, neon-hued atmosphere." Their debut single "Right is What's Left" was featured in an episode of ABC's "Kevin Probably Saves the World" originally airing on February 6th, 2018. '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.
"The Landing" is the latest high-energy single from the rising Detroit Indie/Alt Pop solo project turned 5-piece, No Alarms. On the synth-laden, infectiously-rhythmic track, front man Andrew Boles transmits concepts of elation and pure joy after taking a leap into the unknown, and landing on his feet. Specifically inspired by his recent move from West Texas to Detroit, "The Landing" pairs driving rhythm and building synths with lyrics championing strength of conviction and actualization of belief in oneself after jumping into a new world. Boles wrote the backbone of the track in a single afternoon, after riding high off optimistic inspiration from the "Black Mirror" episode, "Hang the DJ." The song crescendos into a final chorus as the lyrics become a chant of sorts, imbuing the listener with an indomitable positive spirit, and an undeniable dance groove.
"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."