Armstrong are a 4-piece, independent band based in the South East of England. Tom (Vocals & Guitar), Will (Bass & BVs), Ollie J (Guitar) & Ollie W (Drums). Taking influence from the likes of Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Fender & Bon Iver, Armstrong’s anthemic indie rock is infused with emotionally driven lyrics, catchy pop melodies and a driving rhythm section to create their unique and signature wall of sound.
In March 2020 they embarked on their tour including dates in Sheffield, Lancaster, Guildford and more! Shows have included: Headline at the Boileroom, The Dublin Castle (Camden), New Cross Inn (London), The Edge of the Wedge (Portsmouth), West Street Live (Sheffield), Star Inn (Guildford), West End Centre (Aldershot), The Fiery Bird (Woking), Samfest (Tongham) & Guildford Beer Festival. 130 performances since 2018 and counting!
The release of their debut EP “Glendale” put them on the map, with all songs having been featured on BBC Introducing in the South, "Floor" and "March" becoming crowd favourites.
During Lockdown they kept together by doing distanced sessions in their drummer's driveway. Leading to the release of their much anticipated single "Bear", about friendship or anyone special to you, the love you have for them, and what you’d do for them.
Post-lockdown they returned once again with an all new sound “Home Street Bleeding”. Tom had the rest of the band on his back about writing the lyrics for this song idea that he missed the deadline for, and had been postponing for a while, at the same time he was trying to make other decisions in his life that were going to impact him and his girlfriend that he had been delaying too. “I was ill, bedridden and feeling sorry for myself… I just started thinking about how they were being held back and having their time wasted, all because I couldn’t get my act together, and that I was the reason that they weren’t moving forward in their life, they were just left to ‘bleed out’ on their ‘home street’.”
In 2022, Armstrong are back adding Jarv to the lineup adding a fresh new sound and power to their live shows, and an explosive new song "Morning", a song about making a big life-changing decision, having that final night with the person you love before your decision possibly changes everything.
Part 1 of a multiple release plan for 2022..... stay tuned.