DIME Senior Jack Reedy has always had the same goal: to be a full-time touring drummer in a band. His dream is just around the corner – after graduating in June, Jack will be hitting the road with his band, No Alarms, for their first Midwest Tour supporting the release of their debut self-titled EP.
No Alarms started as the solo project of lead singer Andrew Boles, eventually growing into a five-piece indie rock/electro-pop band. They’re heavily inspired by Radiohead (hence the band name referring to “No Surprises” off of OK Computer), but they also draw from pop-punk and electronic sensibilities, blending both acoustic and electronic instruments to create a distinctly current sound.
Andrew spotted Jack playing drums at the Crofoot for Max Pegasus, a DIME student band. Andrew immediately noticed Jack’s skill and asked him to join. The connection to DIME isn’t just a coincidence of time and place, however. “I would suck at drums if I didn’t go to DIME,” Jack said, laughing. But through years of practice and studying under Detroit’s finest instructors, like Eric “Rain Man” Gaston and Drew Schultz, Jack is ready to take on his career. “DIME has really prepared me to become a musician who can tour professionally, and now I get to!”
Apart from their upcoming tour, No Alarms has been gaining attention nationally. Their song “Right is What’s Left” was used on the ABC Sitcom Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, and their EP was recently reviewed in Paste Magazine. They’ve also recently released a music video for their single “Amateur Telephony,” which led them to some cool connections – the Director of Photography was Alexander Elkins, who has also worked with bands like Twenty One Pilots.
No Alarms will play their first live show for Jack’s senior recital at 7pm on Thursday, May 3, at the Underground @ DIME. This event will be free and open to the public, so everyone is welcome to attend!
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