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Armies is a pop/rock duet and band hailing from Portland, Maine, led by songwriter, producer, guitarist and vocalist Dave Gutter and vocalist/songwriter Anna Lombard. Armies’ debut album was ranked as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Top 15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2015” last December, just three months following its release. Fusing pop, rock, blues, and electronic music with intricate and spell-binding male/female duet vocals, Armies’ live show is a high energy mix of club beats, poignant songwriting with nuances of the blues.
Gutter’s genre-bending songwriting style has led to collaborations with David Bowie, Gramatik, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Eric Krasno, Aaron Neville, Griz, Carlos Santana, OHX, Soul Rebels, Res, Naughty by Nature, Funkmaster Flex, Imogen Heap, Spose, The Eels and Black Violin. Gutter’s song “Torture” as performed by Gramatik and Eric Krasno was used in the trailer for the award-winning Netflix Original series “Narcos” and in the Summit/ Lionsgate feature “Step it up: All in.”
SOURCE: Official Bio
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