Arsenal Mills give you much more than the Same Ol’ Thing with their latest single and lyric video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest single from the East Coast quartet’s debut EP Lovesick & Broke, Same Ol’ Thing is a blast of old-time rock ’n’ roll, complete with a chunky ruff, a propulsive backbeat, a singalong chorus and even a sax solo supplied by special guest Marlee Saulnier.
But the real stars of the show are the members of P.E.I.’s Arsenal Mills: Brad Milligan (lead vocals, guitar), Griffen Arsenault (lead guitar), Josh Macneil (drums, percussion), and André U (bass, keys/synth). They may hail from the smallest province in Canada, but the release of their six-song album has seen their career exploding in a big, big way. Coming together in 2020 to reinvent what they knew as modern rock, the group quickly brought their versatile and eclectic inspirations of music to the table and, together.
“The great thing about the four of us is that we’re influenced by so many different artists, as well as styles of music,” Milligan shares. “It was important for us to parlay that into the album, and that’s why you hear hints of ’80s new wave, pop, and blues in our ‘rock’ sound.”
In the short time since they formed, they have already dominated the rock scene in their home province — and earned accolades and airplay around the world. “I’m proud of the steps we’ve taken as a band, both musically and on a personal level,” Arsenault says. “We’re all hungry, and we all want to do this for a living. I think we’re continually getting closer to achieving that. I love every song off this album.” And this is just the beginning. “Expect big things from us over the next year. We have some cool surprises up our sleeves,” promises André.