The Alarm are a Welsh rock band that formed in Rhyl, Wales, in 1981. Initially formed as a punk band, the Toilets, in 1977, under lead vocalist Mike Peters, the band soon embraced arena rock and included marked influences from Welsh language and culture. By opening for acts such as U2 and Bob Dylan, they became a popular new wave pop band of the 1980s. The Alarm’s highest charting single in Britain is 1983’s “Sixty Eight Guns”, which reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. Their 1984 album Declaration, which contained “Sixty Eight Guns”, peaked at number six on the UK Albums Chart.