“This is one of the best alternative rock tunes we've heard in ages. Proper intense riffs, incredible hooks and emotive vocals work on the senses here for an exceptional result. This is next level rock music.”
— SOUNDSPHERE Magazine
Arrows To Fire
Since singer John Joyo and guitarist Chris Lavigne forged Arrows to Fire in 2016, the Austin, Texas-based band has blazed its way onto the alternative rock scene, most notably with a series of YouTube videos that have racked up nearly a million views collectively. The video for “This is Here,” a melodic track from the band’s March 2018 release, Here We Go,has singlehandedly drawn nearly 370,000 of those views, using moving imagery to illustrate the song’s call to action for planetary preservation. The band backs up that call by donating 50 percent of each “This is Here” download or stream purchase to environmental organizations.
Mutually inspired by rock icons such as the Foo Fighters, Live and Queens of the Stone Age, Austin native Joyo and transplanted Frenchman Lavigne were drawn together by their desire to use alternative rock as a forum to address subjects both personal and political. They share songwriting for the band, which also features Steve Bernal on bass and keyboards and Brian Mendes on drums. Together, they’ve stepped up their live presence on Austin’s music scene as they continue building virtual and in-the-flesh connections with fans.
Joyo says the band’s name connotes the idea of arrows in a quiver, ready to find their target — just like songs. With Here We Go, recorded at Austin’s famed Arlyn Studios, Arrows to Fire is aiming straight for listeners’ ears — to capture their minds and hearts.