Arm The Elderly

Arm The Elderly

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Arm The Elderly are 21st Century Orwellian musical assailants. Delivering a sound alike the battle cry of an uprising, a calling to arms if you will, through the imalgimation of anti establishment musical genres such as hip-hop, ska, punk, funk, reggae, rock and soul.

Biography

Arm The Elderly arrived in 05 with a simple plan . Play it loud and make it groove , play to a crowd and make em move . With plenty of experience behind them having played in groups such as Bass Odyssey and Anonymous Groove in the past our four heroes set about constructing the world of Arm The Elderly . Funk acts like Funkadelic , James Brown ,Rick James & The Meters were cool as was punk acts like Dead Kennedys ,Stiff Little Fingers , Misfits and Fugazi . The jazz of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock was also dug so was the vibration coming from reggae acts like The Wailers , Burning Spear & Black Uhuru.Hip hop from the likes of Public Enemy ,Gravediggaz , Eric B & Rakim , Gangstarr , Beastie Boys and House Of Pain was shown love too . Music like this alongside books & movies by G.Orwell , A. Burgess , P.K.Dick , M.Scorscesse , R.Polanski J..musch were all a source of influence. This was all thrown into the mix and what came out was Arm The Elderly's sonic statement . Music that was loud and fun to play , got people moving and had something to say . Arm The Elderly arrived on the live scene in their home country of Ireland in late 05 with a blistering high energy show which has become their trademark . With a good buzz around the band in a relatively short peroid of time the next step was to record some music . For this Simon Widdowson of " Are You Listening" productions was enlisted . Having previously recorded acts like The Hindi Guns & Sweeper it was his approach of performance over stale perfection that appealed to them . Into the studio with a no nonsense approach saw them surface two weeks later with their debut ep" This Is not For Entertainment" Since its release it gone to become somewhat of a cult classic in their home country with praises from critics and fans including pick of the fortnight in hotpress. This alongside Arm The Elderly's no holds barred approach to their live shows has seen them play up down the country doing their own shows and in support of acts such as , The Sultans Of Ping , Republic Of Loose and Public Enemy . The Band finished off 2006 on a high, being Awarded "Best Live Band", as voted by listeners on Red FM as well as Best New Band as Chosen by the Evening Echo. At the time of writing Arm The Elderly are back in the studio recording their debut album which should be out in the new year . With a host of live shows and new album on the way," it will never cease till the black flag of Arm The Elderly is on every street"

Discography

This is Not For Entertainment- Ep. 2006
R.T.E. 2fm Sessions- Recorded live in 2006 currently unreleased, though regularly featured on 2fm.