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Arrays

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Introducing Arrays, the creative sandbox of Auckland Musician/Producer JP Carroll.

For JP, music is an ache to soothe, and an itch to scratch. JP’s drive to create a breadth and depth of oeuvre has led him to become a student of recording and production techniques, as well as general industry knowledge, to allow his work to reach as many willing ears as possible.

JP’s production skills have earned him top 40 NZ Rock chart placements, as well as being anointed as ‘one to watch’ by the NZ Official Music Charts. The ultimate goal for JP is to be able to live sustainably from creating music, and Arrays serves as one such avenue to pursue this outcome.

The incumbent third album, Patience Way, continues to expand the borders of the project’s musicality, with instants of delicate intimacy featuring on the same spectrum as some genuinely heavy moments.

The record is angst-ridden, thanks in no small part to the uncertainty we have all been subjected to, as a result of the ongoing COVID pandemic. JP’s rock and metal influences catalyse and boil over into some fierce expressions of rage throughout.

First single Obsidian Oceans is a sojourn in the shadow side of relationships, when all is at sea.

Second single Forget Fast explores the desperation of recovering from the dumpster fire that was 2020, only to be thrust into the same tumult in 2021 and beyond.

Third single Glass Traps ascends the emotional fulcrum of post-pacific war trauma suffered by veterans.

“…There are a handful of talented multi instrumental musicians who have the ability to strip everything back to just themselves and their imagination. JP Carroll is one such talent. He is also a master of the killer riff.” – Paul Goddard, Muzic.net.nz

“…It’s poetic that this project is called Arrays because he has a vastness of skills that combine to make this majestic musical output.” – Red Rock Magazine

“…To be angry without restraint while demonstrating the ability to control it is a skill: ‘Obsidian Oceans’ is the result of whatever cocktail comes funnelled from it. Drink up.” – Weareymx

“…Each (song) is strong, with wonderfully layered vocals and arrangements, loads of riffs and aggression being tempered but never fully going away.” – Kev Rowland, House of Prog

“…Delivering plenty of personality, inspiring ideas as much so as heavy, immersive musicianship, Arrays leads with confidence, quality, and unapologetic passion united.” – Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman

JP’s former band (Armed In Advance) had the honor of supporting Drowning Pool, P.O.D and Skillet on New Zealand soil. JP also currently fronts Auckland hard rock band Swerve City.

Band Members:
JP Carroll (guitar, bass, vocals, drums, engineering, production, mixing)

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  • Auckland


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