The Arrangements

The Arrangements

BandAlternativeRock

Catchy, driving, emotive Indie/Rock with killer hooks and great tunes.

Biography

The Arrangements are an Indie/Rock outfit from Co.Waterford, Ireland
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Officially grouped in April 2006, making their first public appearance in Paul Flynns, Waterford 20th April, followed by a support slot with UK Chart Toppers The Feeling in Whelans, Dublin, 2 days later.
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The following month saw the band embarking on a mini 5 date tour supporting Irish indie outfit The Flaws. Their music is a blend of Indie Rock with a good helping of pop sensibilities, blending the occasional synth/piano melody into the mix to adjust the colour and contrast. This is not a manicured pop affair, but a hard edgy infectious aural assault, with the rhythm section delivering a driving thunderously tight performance. Add outstanding emotive falsetto vocals, coupled with urgent lead lines, and you have a group packing one major punch.
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The Arrangements have a no-filler policy, and with an arsenal of hook-heavy catchy tunes, they are ready to make a major impact on the music scene.
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In November 06 they were picked as the local support (Waterford) on the 2FM 2moro tour, and in December their track Mr.Frazier was featured on the Coke-iTunes Irish podcast.
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January 07 saw the band being invited to perform a 2FM session for the Dan Hegarty show.
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With invites to the IMRO showcase tour, the National Student Music Awards competition and a video from Tisch/Hotpress, 2007 is set to be an interesting year for the band.

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*Press Quotes*
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"..Indie rock at it's best, with loads of pop in there, just the way I like it." - Jenny Huston - 2FM
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"..Music with a contemporary urgency ... and an extraordinary falsetto voice".
"Mr.Frazier has fine fuzz guitars, a cute hook and a driving beat while 3's
a crowd has a fantastic groove and melody" - Jackie Hayden - Hotpress
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"Emotive, catchy, uplifting falsetto vocals backed with Rory Gallagher style riffs"
'Mr.Frazier' is as fine an Irish track I have heard for a long time.
The Arrangements are a band that know their craft and
have the potential to make their mark." - Roddy Cleere - DJ - WLR FM
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*Reviews*
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Bandwagon - Spotlight/Review 4 stars
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[The Arrangments] play stripped down indie rock; all metrical drums and recurring riffs, with the odd guitar frivolity thrown in for good measure.
Chopped up articulation makes for pronounced vocals (and lyrics), almost Franz Ferdinand-esque, altogether adding up to brilliantly sharp and catchy tunes...
Theirs is a sound that instantly intrigues. They are hugely versatile and manage to go from sounding like Queens of the Stone Age to Urge Overkill to The Smiths all in a matter of a couple of songs, which in itself is pretty impressive. Their sound is appealingly commercial and is tempered with something a little darker, a little edgier.
It's certainly a change from the watered-down indie rock we are used to hearing. When it comes to blending pop melodies with rock, it usually means a watering down of the rock side, but The Arrangements seem to have taken some tips on mixing rock and pop from bands like Muse.
Track of the day on GarageBand (The web's largest independent music community and home to the definitive charts of the best emerging artists.)

Track of the DAY on GarageBand
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As a result of some very enthusiastic reviews from GarageBand.com members, "Mr. Frazier" was Track of the Day Thursday, the12th of October, 2006 and Friday, the 16th of February 2007 on GarageBand.com's Alternative Rock front page.

Track of the WEEK on GarageBand
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As a result of some very enthusiastic reviews from GarageBand.com members, "Mr. Frazier" was Alternative Rock Track of the Week starting on Monday, the 26th of February on www.garageband.com.

Discography

Mr. Frazier and other tracks receiving Airplay on South East radio stations, BeatFM, WLRFm etc and Dublin stations Phantom, 2FM. The video for Mr. Frazier is featured heavily on the Channel 6 indie program.

Set List

30min / 45min / 60min Sets.
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Mr. Frazier
Threes A Crowd
Alone
By Your Side
Ignite
Porcelain
Hardwired
Rain Song
Under Attack
Is this thing on?
Told you so
Who bangs the drum
Don't say a word
It's Alright