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Iain Archibald Band / Press

“IAIN ARCHIBALD BAND: This band is stirring up the charts with their own distinctive sound. Great character embedded within each song gives you a feeling of sensibility that allows you to immerse yourself in the lyrics. Check out the band at: http://www.iainarchibald.com”

"The Iain Archibald Band aren’t singing about the kinds of things you’d expect them to. For starters, EP ‘New Life’ focuses less on love and relationships and more on the joys and pitfalls of life itself, wonder and fear and growing up. True, the title track details the happiness of finally moving into your first place with a partner, but it focuses less on the love he feels for his partner and more the life and the mini-family they’ve built together. In this way the small selection of tracks on offer here come off more mature and more worldly than many of their contemporaries, even if ‘It’s Life’ lacks the direction and the originality its predecessor has in spades. After all, that’s the entire mission statement surrounding the song ‘It’s Life’, and even the good-cop-turned-bad character in ‘Borderline’ has a certain lust for life that motivates him to leap out of his comfort zone and make a run for it with bags of cash.' (PARAPHRASED see website for fu

"Country rock can be a contentious genre amongst the country music crowd - it's not 'traditional' country music but nor is it straight-up rock 'n' roll; usually the lyrics sit within the country music lyrical convention and the music is closer to rock, with country accents. Country rock also tends to be a genre that focuses on entertainment - it gets the crowd going, it gets heads nodding and feet tapping. Perhaps that's at the core of some people's objection to it: that it wants to entertain. But show me an audience that doesn't want to be entertained and I'll show you a crowd of critics.  New Life is a five-track EP by Melbourne outfit Iain Archibald Band. It is entertaining country rock with a lot of heart and a great lead singer - unsurprisingly enough, this gentleman is called Iain Archibald. And even within the genre of country rock we can classify further, so I'd say this band's influences lean more towards Keith Urban than The Wolfe Brothers. They're worth checking out"

“Enthusiastic, adventurous, dynamic, dedicated, creative are a few of the adjectives that come to mind when I’ve seen and heard Iain Archibald and his band. Iain brings a powerful and considered style to all his efforts. and is artist that deserves a place in Australian music.”

Brenden Mason (Madder Lake)