In this Dream Tour segment, the post-hardcore band, Anxious Arms, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
Kyle, Lead vocals, Guitar:
I would personally have to pick The Cure because they have had a massive influence on me in a multitude of ways. First and foremost being Robert Smith’s ability to write both accessible pop songs and long, drawn-out gothic songs. Plus, Robert Smith seems like a fun guy to hang out and drink beers with.
I would pick the band, Shiner. They are one of those where every time you listen to their records you find something new. They continued to push boundaries with what they were able to accomplish as a 4 piece band, especially on their last record “The Egg”. They really did change how I view music as a listener, a songwriter, and a drummer. Not only would I love to see them play every night but I would love to pick their brains as songwriters.
Basement from the UK. Definitely an influence on my guitar playing hands down. Back in 2015 When I first saw them in Santa Cruz, California with The Story So Far and Turnover, both Ronan and Alex (guitar players) had Marshall DSL100s with matching cabs and it just blew me away by how crazy and loud it sounded. Just last year I bought the same head and I couldn’t be more happier with it. From stage presents, interaction with fans, and musician chemistry, I knew that being a band was something I wanted to try and make a career out of. The members seem wholesome and fun and I know that if we were to tour together the genres would be a tad different but we would have such a killer time on the road on and off stage.
Jack, Bass, Backing Vocals:
I would love to tour with this UK band that’s blowing up right now called Loathe. I think both Anxious Arms and Loathe pull from this sort of Gothic, Deftones inspired vein of music. While Loathe incorporates this influence in a grimier, more technical flavor of metal, Anxious Arms mixes that sound with a more early 2000s emo-styling. I think both ends of that spectrum would translate well in a live setting.