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Welshly Arms

No Place Is Home Tour

Welshly Arms

Glorious Sons, Charming Liars

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 ADV - $17 DOOR

This event is 21 and over

Welshly Arms
Welshly Arms
It could be an actual place or just a feeling, but we’re all searching for home in one way or another. In times like these, it’s a state of mind that remains harder and harder to come by as the world gets crazier and crazier. Welshly Arms most definitely attest, and that search drives the group’s 2018 full-length debut, No Place Is Home [Republic Records].
Lacing daring alternative rock with gospel-size scope and bluesy heart, the Cleveland, OH six-piece—Sam Getz [lead vocals, guitar], Brett Lindemann [keys], Jimmy Weaver [bass], Mikey Gould [drums], Bri Bryant [vocals], and Jon Bryant [vocals]—cook up thirteen anthems that welcome listeners to chant along everywhere...
“We’ve been traveling so much over the past few years,” explains Sam. “It’s awesome to see so many new places and play to people everywhere, but you do feel a bit rootless. One month, the tour bus is our home. The next, we’re overseas living out of hotels. When we actually get back to our hometown, it doesn’t feel like home, because we’ve gotten so used to being on the road. At the same time, it’s easy to feel lost and like you don’t belong anywhere in the world. That’s the overall theme of the songs.”
Since 2013, Welshly Arms have canvased nearly every corner of the globe spurned along by a bevy of seismic and show-stopping songs. Their 2017 EP, Legendary, boasted the ubiquitous title track, “Legendary.” To date, it has earned gold certifications in Germany and Switzerland, cracked over 47 million Spotify streams in under two years, received 1.5 million Shazams, and soared to Top 15 at Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the group’s tracks have piped through campaigns for Miller, Hulu, NFL, Indian Motorcycles, and Beck’s Beer, while “Hold On I’m Coming” roared over the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award-winning The Hateful Eight. Additionally, they lit up the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and earned praise from Indie Shuffle, Baeble, Cleveland.com, and more.
In the midst of this whirlwind, the musicians rented a 19th century house in Cleveland to record what would become No Place Is Home. They transformed the remote farm house into a de facto Welshly Arms headquarters and creative haven complete with separate rooms dedicated to keyboards, guitars, writing, listening to vinyl, and, of course, recording. This served as the site of the album’s genesis.
“It just felt like a really creative and safe area to make new music,” says Jimmy. “We primarily record here, because it’s got everything we need. As years went by, we’ve accumulated so many different instruments and recording studio toys that had to often live in closets or storage units. Now, we’ve got everything in one place. You can write songs in any room. There’s no pressure. There are no time limits. It really brought a special energy to what we were doing.”
That energy courses through the first single “Sanctuary.” Propelled by powerful handclaps, sweeping organs, and robust guitars, the track stretches to cathedral-size heights highlighted by an angelic choir of voices as Sam assures, “You are, you are safe with me.”
“Lyrically, it’s all about getting through these hard times, connecting with someone, and making your safe place together,” the vocalist goes on. “We’re taking that classic sound and making it our own.”
“I just remember envisioning a whole group singing an inspiring lyric together,” adds Jimmy. “It could be in a bar or in an arena. That’s the vibe.”
Elsewhere, the album commences with rustling guitars and spaghetti western-esque whistling before snapping into a soulful strut. “Down to the River” adds a new face to revival-style energy with its swaggering punch. Then, there’s “Indestructible,” which thrives on a funkified shuffle.
“That one’s fun,” smiles Sam. “We wanted to give people something to move to. We kicked it off with a feeling. It’s about a woman who’s too strong for you. You’re having a hard time getting something going, because she’s so indestructible.”
In the end, Welshly Arms make audiences feel right at home by elevating their sound to a bigger and bolder stratosphere.
“No Place Is Home really showcases our love for music,” concludes Jimmy. “We approach things in different ways and push ourselves. We’ve moved up a grade as a band.”
“There are so many different turns on this record, as far as the sounds and themes go,” Sam leaves off. “‘Legendary’ was the first step towards something bigger. This shows our progression as a whole.”
Charming Liars
Charming Liars – Charlie Cosser (Vocals), Karnig Manoukian (Guitar) & Mike Kruger
(Bass) – have quite a story to tell.

September 2012 marked the completion of a debut album that had been several years in the making. Having come together in London, in 2005 the boys quickly began to write songs and spent a large part of their youth balancing their aspirations for the band with the task of completing their education. After self-releasing a 4-track E.P back in 2010 the band sat down to consider their options moving forward. 'We had collectively always wanted to write and record the biggest sounding album we possibly could' says Charlie, 'it was becoming too difficult to juggle the responsibilities of university and jobs with the full time nature of a working rock band'.

During the spring of 2011 after an initial visit to California, they guys decided it would be in the best interest of the band to drop out of university, quit their jobs back home and take a chance on the other side of the pond.

Fast forward to 2013 and the bands ambitious risk is beginning to pay off. With a debut album completed – production duties eventually falling to Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue) and John Fields (Andrew WK, Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) – Charming Liars release a taster of the fruits of their labour in the no-nonsense rocker 'Break Away'.

Having already made their mark on the infamous Sunset Strip with buzzing shows at the Viper Room and Whiskey a go-go amongst others, it's obvious that there is still a great demand for quality guitar music and whilst rock as a genre has not been at the forefront of the mainstream in recent years, Charming Liars look set to be a key player in its return.

During the spring of 2011 after an initial visit to California, they guys decided it would be in the best interest of the band to drop out of university, quit their jobs back home and take a chance on the other side of the pond.

Fast forward to 2013 and the bands ambitious risk is beginning to pay off. With a debut album completed – production duties eventually falling to Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue) and John Fields (Andrew WK, Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) – Charming Liars release a taster of the fruits of their labour in the no-nonsense rocker 'Break Away'.

Having already made their mark on the infamous Sunset Strip with buzzing shows at the Viper Room and Whiskey a go-go amongst others, it's obvious that there is still a great demand for quality guitar music and whilst rock as a genre has not been at the forefront of the mainstream in recent years, Charming Liars look set to be a key player in its return.
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