Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Roderick Smith


Website

www.north-arm.com

Bio

If Roddy Smith didn’t discover an old, dusty guitar in his sister’s cupboard at age 11, life may have taken a completely different turn.

The Newcastle-raised songwriter, whose early bands included Firekites, spent most school holidays with his large family in the sleepy coastal town of North Arm Cove, with an old guitar becoming a regular addition to these family trips. It was the melodies that slowly emerged from that dusty old guitar that came to define his sound.

'Bring The Daylight' is the first single and title track from his brand new album, due out on October 15th. Receiving it's premiere with Double J and online with Backseat Mafia, the song gently sways and pulses with a warm and encompassing sound built on swooning strings by J. Walker (Machine Translations), economical guitar, rolling bass, and crafty production from Robin Waters (ex-The Boat People). It's organic and confessional, perfectly conveyed by Roddy's mellifluous, half-whispered voice and the backing vocal of Grace Turner.

"This song is a personal reflection of little moments and life rituals that are crucial to maintaining a loving partnership. It seemed like the right song to kick off the album - to couch the listener in a deeply intimate and sentimental space."

Review

The Lights

North Arm

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

09 Sep 2016

Triple J
40

the way you overlay pacy, immediate drums with floatier chords and melodies is really clever.

the way you overlay pacy, immediate drums with floatier chords and melodies is really clever.

Review

The Lights

North Arm

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

03 Aug 2016

Triple J
40

hauntingly captivating, this beautiful new track from North Arm continues to unfurl itself more and more after each listen.

hauntingly captivating, this beautiful new track from North Arm continues to unfurl itself more and more after each listen.