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 it's 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."
Armies' current touring band is Jon Roods (Bass/Moog/Producer - Rustic Overtones/PSC) Tony McNaboe (Drums - Rustic Overtones, PSC, Ray Lamontagne, Gavin Castleton) and DJ Elsworth Producer (Every smith ever). Gutter, Roods and Mcnaboe were founding members of Maine band Rustic Overtones and later founded what would become indie-psychedelic rock band, Paranoid Social Club. DJ Elsworth is best known for his collaboration with Cambiata frontman Chris Moulton as Every smith ever and for his production mixtape "Pomade. Lombard formerly fronted Gypsy Tailwind and continued her career as a solo artist in 2013 with her debut release "Head Full Of Bells," written and produced by guitarist/songwriter Adam Agati (Ludacris, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Marc Broussard, Angie Stone, Mikky Ekko & Kiesza). Armies is featured on the original OHX song as well as the Ouros remix of "FMHU."
"With Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin's duets in mind, their voices blend perfectly on an excellent set about characters that are sad, vengeful, seedy, sneaky and jealous." -Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone.