New single and video — “All Up to You”

It’s finally here! Our new single and video “All Up to You.” The song was produced and recorded by Steve Foley at Audio Valley Recording Studios. The video was created by Eric St-Cyr and features cameos from local musicians in The Ven Dreddies, Monsun, The Cowards, and the Robert Farrell Band. Huge thanks to all involved and a big, big shout out to Ottawa Independent Living Resource Center for letting us use their office space. Song is available for purchase on iTunes and we’ll be giving away free download cards at our show this Saturday at Mavericks. Enjoy!

We’re on TV! Check us out, live from the Couch

Huge thank you to Couch Assassin for joining us in our band room a few weeks ago and filming an episode of CATV Soundcheck with us! Couch Assassin is “Ottawa’s good times guide” and tells you how you can get off the couch and enjoy all of Ottawa’s fantastic events.
Check out the episode and enjoy an interview and live set!

Next original show — all female-fronted rock December 13

10310118_738482572887328_3974938470755019145_nArms of the Girl is part of an all-female line-up celebrating the third anniversary of RockSteady Bookings on December 13 at Mavericks. The other bands include Sweet Alps, Danielle Allard, The Dead Centuries, and Tindervox. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. The event starts at 8pm and features a DJ between sets. Will be an awesome night!

Relay for Life fundraiser show

16402_10152798544865535_1218125534250454989_nArms is proud to be playing a fundraiser show in support of Relay for Life (Canadian Cancer Society) on Nov. 15 at The Brass Monkey. We’re the headliners, with Phil and the Phillies opening. We’ll play two sets, one of originals and one of covers, starting at 11pm. $10 tickets available in advance (email or at the door.

Filming for Couch Assassin TV

couch-assassinWe’re filming an episode for Couch Assassin TV this week. Couch Assassin is a fantastic blog that provides event listings, event previews, and tons of information about local events. CATV is coming to our rehearsal space this week to film us jamming and then do an interview. The episode will air in early November — very excited to share it with you!

Radio and show this week

CKCU-FMTune into CKCU 93.1FM’s Special Blend on Wednesday, October 15 at 8am to hear an interview with Carolyn and Dave, as well as some song spins. We’re promoting our Friday, October 17 show at Lunenburg Pub, where we’re competing in Beerfest Friday’s Battle of the Bands. Check us out on the radio and get pumped for the live show!

Arms in October

Arms plays Lunenburg Pub's Battle of the Bands Oct. 17
Arms plays Lunenburg Pub’s Battle of the Bands Oct. 17
Arms has lots of exciting things planned for October. Gig-wise, we’re playing our favourite spot, James Street Pub, on Oct. 10. Then, we hit up the Lunenburg Pub’s Beefest Friday on Oct. 17 for a battle of the bands. For only $4, you can hear three great local acts go head-to-head — help us be champions!

This month we’ll be finishing our new single, “All Up to You” and filming a video for it. Lots of new Arms originals are in the works as well. Looking forward to hearing your feedback on the new music, and to seeing you at our gigs.

Originals show Saturday, September 27 at Dekcuf

A great night of dancey, bluesy, funky rock ‘n’ roll!
Sept27 Ottawa FB Header(1) Fresh off the release of their latest CD, Ruby Headlights, The Powergoats headline the show with a catchy blues rock set that has R&B, reggae, ska, and alt-rock influences. We’re in the middle spot with an all-originals set — lots of newer material and some throwbacks that we haven’t played in awhile. Our friends from Paint join the line-up on loan from Toronto, where charismatic frontman Robb Johannes is running for mayor. Paint is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of their album Can You Hear Me?, filled with solid alt-rock songs. Finally, Sarah Cogan and her band, The Thrifty Kids, open the night. New to the Ottawa scene, they will show why they have definite staying power.

All of this for only $10, at Cafe Dekcuf! Doors 8pm