Arm's Length “I’ve never been this excited about anything before.” says Allen Steinberg of Arm’s Length, talking about his anticipation of the release of their forthcoming album, Everything Nice. Songs that started as acoustic skeletons in his bedroom are now fleshed out emo-rock anthems that deal with topics such as mental health (or lack thereof) and feeling dissociated from the world around you. Only being a band for about 2 years, Arm’s Length’s emotional maturity and musical talent is comparable to their influences that got them invested in this style of music in the first place. Combining aggressive vocal performances with dramatic and melodic instrumentals, the young band of 18-20 year olds show talent that punches high above what you would expect from three guys out of the ghost town of Quinte West, Ontario.
Beauty School Beauty School are a 5-piece band from the UK that fuse a diverse pool of influences to make eloquent emo-infused alternative-rock. Formed out of a number of members of Leeds bands with unfinished business, the band’s debut album ‘Happiness’ is an example of a group drawing from multiple areas of inspiration and experiences to make an album bursting with pent-up energy, interlaced with the deft lyrical touch of lead singer Joe Cabrera. Produced by James Kenosha (Dinosaur Pile-Up / Pulled Apart by Horses) Beauty School have interpreted sounds from pop-punk, alt-rock, and indie-rock and forged a record that finds a home in each genre without feeling out of place or over-indulgent. Having sold out their debut Leeds headline show in August 2021 the band will release ‘Happiness’ to the world via Slam Dunk Records in September 2022.