Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Dan, Brian, Sam, Simon and Hugh


Influences

At The Drive-In, Explosions in the Sky, Pink Floyd


Website

facebook.com/archersmusic

Bio

Archers are five musicians from Adelaide, SA that marry their own brand of psychedelic post-rock with aggressive overtones of post-punk.

The robust energy and ghostly contrast of their music have made striking impressions with selections for Big Day Out, Spin Off Festival and Rip It Up's Hot Six (2013), as well as supporting fellow Australian artists Alpine, DZ Deathrays, Snakadaktal, Glass Towers and The Morning After Girls. Their debut release 'What Birds Think' – featuring singles 'Seven Skies' and 'Old Parades' – stirred audiences on the What Birds Think EP Tour with songs that bloomed floating melodies, telltale rhythms and a slow-burning nostalgia of all that should have never been left behind.

As they’ve scoured deeper into the rabbit hole they’ve exchanged melancholy for aggressive grooves and darker resolutions. This first taste surfaced in 2013 with the strong single ‘Nobodies’, and now follows Archers’ opening release of 2014 – ‘Long Now’.

‘Will you hold it steady for the long now? Push through, we don’t know how’

‘Long Now’ delivers a catharsis of modern disconnect, as delayed guitars slither between urgent rhythms and mantras of deliberation, to envelop the listener in a climax of desperate surrender. Keeping in line with ‘Nobodies’, ‘Long Now’ reveals the wilder stripes of an exciting, up-and coming Adelaide band whose musical sensibilities are certain to capture the spotlight of the national music scene.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

23 Sep 2013

Triple J
30

There's a lot of sweet guitar work in this song. The vocals mightn't be for everyone but after a few listens I'm vibing on this one.

There's a lot of sweet guitar work in this song. The vocals mightn't be for everyone but after a few listens I'm vibing on this one.

Review

Reviewed by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

17 Sep 2013

Triple J
40

Ohh, now this is nice. Those guitar harmonics sit nicely above the fuzz, I like the slight wail to the vocals, and then that pace at the end sets it all off!

Ohh, now this is nice. Those guitar harmonics sit nicely above the fuzz, I like the slight wail to the vocals, and then that pace at the end sets it all off!

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Ki...

01 Aug 2013

Triple J
40

As soon as I heard the muted tinkling on the guitar, I was won over. Fortunately they didn't blow it after that either.

As soon as I heard the muted tinkling on the guitar, I was won over. Fortunately they didn't blow it after that either.