60 Seconds With…The Iain Archibald Band

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60 Seconds With…The Iain Archibald Band


Define your genre in five words or less: Modern country-rock-pop.

What do you love about making music? Seeing people relate to my music: sing, dance or just leave their life behind for a couple of hours and get lost in the words or the beat. It makes all the long hours of stressing over each word I put into a lyric worthwhile.

When’s the gig and with who? The gig is Thursday March 6 at Musicland in Fawkner, with one of Australia’s guitar legends, Kevin Borich!

Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them? We have Dirty, a seven-track EP. You can buy physical copies through the band website, iainarchibald.com or CD Baby. Digital versions are available pretty much anywhere you can buy digital music: iTunes, JB Hi-FI, Google Play, Amazon, etc.

Why should everyone come and see your band? When people come to see my band they’re coming for an experience, not just another gig in a small venue. You’ll hear a wide variety of original material, with some stylist covers. As a front man I try to play to my audience and engage them, make them a part of the show, not play at them; at the end of the day music is fun, time away from real life.

What’s the strangest place you’ve ever played a gig, or made a recording? My brother and I played a New Year’s Eve gig on a marina at Lake Eildon. We were set up at the end of a huge alcove, there were about 250 houseboats moored in the area. It was kind of like being on a live radio show, there was no crowd in front of us, but people were interacting via Twitter & Facebook. It was weird finishing a song to no applause, but then having my phone go crazy as people were virtually clapping from up to 20 kilometres away. Maybe it’s the future of music and social media.

Anything else to add? Head to iainarchibald.com and have a listen to the songs. Don’t pre judge them because of the word ‘country’ – it’s really not what you think. Have a listen and if you like it, come to the show for the full experience.