Arches are a 5 piece rock band based in Glasgow - made up of former members of well-received Scottish bands featuring the astounding vocal talents of Michael Rice (ex Yashin), guitarist Barry Morrell (ex Young States), drummer Niall McGarvie (ex Jocasta Sleeps), guitarist David Johnston and bassist Andrew Johnston. Despite only having been around for a year or so and playing their debut (SOLD OUT) show in November 2011 @ Glasgow, Stereo Arches have trail blazed through the year, with 'Turn It Up' and 'Like Fireworks' airing on Radio 1 Introducing and Kerrang! Radio, not to mention having their music videos featured on Kerrang! TV Introduces.
“There is a wonderfully ethereal quality to their sound, so delicately crafted with guitar melody and haunting vocal harmonies that further intensify Rice’s mellow yet powerful vocals. Although the band members claim to be inspired by movies and events that affect them emotionally, they also draw influence from bands such as Death Cab For Cutie, Brand New and U2.”
To date the band have toured Scotland, England, sold out their second Glasgow headline show @ King Tuts and recently toured with acclaimed Irish rock band The Coronas. Early 2013 will see the release of their debut E.P along with a full UK tour.
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