Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Lime Cordiale, The Jungle Giants, Holy Holy, San Cisco, Ball Park Music, Parcels, Daft Punk


band members

Grant Simpson - Lead Vocals and Guitar Olivia Faletoese - Bass Guitar and Vocals Alexander 'Xandy' Wanjura - Drums and Vocals Geromy Houghton - Guitar and Synth


Influences

The Jungle Giants, Holy Holy, Ball Park Music, Lime Cordiale, Parcels, Daft Punk


Website

linktr.ee/archie.band

Bio

ARCHIE blends surf pop and synthesisers in a blatant attempt to get gren's approval.

Shortly after forming in late 2018 while studying at the ANU School of Music, the four unusually happy scallywags found a kindred spirit in Archie, Xandy’s dog, who reflects all of the charisma, energy, and happiness ARCHIE the band can only dream of conveying with our music.

Holy Holy, Ball Park Music, Parcels, The Jungle Giants, and Lime Cordiale are all bands that we love, just not as much as we love the 2007 Major Ocean Picture “Surf’s Up”.

Since their launch at the start of July 2019, they’ve had a meteoric rise in the local scene. Beginning with shows alongside well-established hometown heroes, they soon doubled-down on their infectious live shows by supporting the likes of Surf Trash, Neko Pink and BENEE. This has culminated in a string of sold-out headline shows around Canberra, with fans turning up in their hundreds.

Soon after, the release of "Blink" saw the band perform alongside long-time-idols Lime Cordiale, as well as feature in the pilot episode of Immersion Sessions, in which they performed live from one of the world's finest recording studios, Studios301.

After a brief pandemic-induced hiatus, the four-piece are returning with a full studio release of their heartbreaking ballad, 'Running To'. The song is a meditation on unhealthy relationships – especially ones in which you find yourself chasing the thing you should be avoiding at all costs.

"All 200 of us punters were sold on the band’s musicianship and songwriting. As the songs keep coming, this band will keep finding new and unexpected ways to channel that energy into something special" - Hayden Fritzlaff, The RiotACT

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

i love steph's description use of cinematic. it has patience and space and definitely gives you that feeling that it's soundtracking something a little bit special.

i love steph's description use of cinematic. it has patience and space and definitely gives you that feeling that it's soundtracking something a little bit special.

Review

Review by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

27 Aug 2020

Triple J
35

I'm imagining big oceanic cliff top sax solo and dolphins being summoned here - cinematic beauty!

I'm imagining big oceanic cliff top sax solo and dolphins being summoned here - cinematic beauty!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

more bouncy wonderful hooks from this canberra band who are growing with each release.

more bouncy wonderful hooks from this canberra band who are growing with each release.