The Archers unique Folk/Rock sound is created by their ability to be multi-talented musicians, songwriters and performers. Sharing the roles of lead vocals, guitar, piano, bass, drums, mandolin, banjo and multiple other percussion instruments, the band from Victoria, BC create an impressive and versatile sound full of compelling harmonies and fantastic energy.  Read more...
 

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Tour Time with The Archers 

A quick briefing:

Recently we departed the beautiful Vancouver Island with the intent of touring across the country once more. Our leading show was at The Electric Owl in Vancouver, we had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The River and The Road and Rebel on a Mountain.  Then we dropped in on Calgary for Breakout West where we saw an oddly sparse amount of music but played copious amounts of drunk bowling. And finally we played Edmonton last night at The Artery with James of Darkwood and Big Ben. Great lineup, great people. 

When we played Edmonton on our previous tour, it was our first of five shows in a row, but drinks were $2 and that just doesn’t happen at home! So consequently we had a great time, the best time, and then suffered for the next four days of travel and gigging. Learning from our mistakes we decidedly left a recovery day (today) this time round. Adapt or die right? So today will be spent nursing our tender heads, and if the strength can be mustered, we’ll make it out of our cold, dark basement suit to get to West Edmonton Mall.

Here’s our tour schedule if you have a hankering for some good live music!

https://www.facebook.com/events/218428594986685/

Updates are fun. So here's some fun.  

Hello friends! We hope you’re all having a great summer, and getting out to enjoy the beautiful weather. Been back in Victoria for a little more than a month now, and already planning on heading out again in October. This time (universe permitting) we’ll be driving across the entire country! Fry up some lobster East Coast, cause here we come, and we want lobster.

IndieGoGo contributors don’t worry we have not forgotten you! You will be getting an email in the next week informing you of our plans for distributing all the packages, and the rad show that will be going along with all that stuff. More on that as it unfolds :)

We are playing a show in Victoria at St. Anne’s Academy tomorrow for the BC Day celebrations, with some super rad band! Including: Deli2Dublin, We Are The City, Shred Kelly, Nuuka, and The Racket. It’s going to be a stompin’ good time! So if you’re around and wondering what to do tomorrow that’s one idea, but also check out Laser City and see if they’re open (laser tag is always a good 2nd choice). 

Hope all is well, much love

The Archers

Updates are fun. So here's some fun.  

Hello friends! We hope you’re all having a great summer, and getting out to enjoy the beautiful weather. Been back in Victoria for a little more than a month now, and already planning on heading out again in October. This time (universe permitting) we’ll be driving across the entire country! Fry up some lobster East Coast, cause here we come, and we want lobster.

IndieGoGo contributors don’t worry we have not forgotten you! You will be getting an email in the next week informing you of our plans for distributing all the packages, and the rad show that will be going along with all that stuff. More on that as it unfolds :)

We are playing a show in Victoria at St. Anne’s Academy tomorrow for the BC Day celebrations, with some super rad band! Including: Deli2Dublin, We Are The City, Shred Kelly, Nuuka, and The Racket. It’s going to be a stompin’ good time! So if you’re around and wondering what to do tomorrow that’s one idea, but also check out Laser City and see if they’re open (laser tag is always a good 2nd choice).

Hope all is well, much love

The Archers

Homeward Bound (5 Days to Go) 

Over the last three weeks we have nearly crossed our entire country. We made it as far as Montreal this time around, where we took a few days off and spent some time wasting money on expensive poutine and apricot beer. We braved the big city of Toronto during the NXNE Festival, met some incredible people and an incredible cat. We braved an all-nighter from Lethbridge to Saskatoon which we regretted pretty much immediately after arriving in Saskatoon with no place to stay and so were forced to live a day as vagrant gypsies brushing our teeth and sleeping in public parks. We played our first shows in most of the provinces we visited and have been incredibly lucky to have played for some fresh faced enthusiastic crowds and with some incredibly talented musicians we now get to call friends.

5 days till home now, writing this from a Super 8 in beautiful Kenora ON where we are planning on taking full advantage of the complimentary coffee and cereal selection (God how I have missed Fruit Loops). Having lived on the road for nearly a month now it’s strange to think that we have lives waiting for us in Victoria: Day jobs, commitments, rent, family, friends etc. seem a little foreign to us now after living on the road where everyday is incredibly different from the next, with no real set routine. That being said there’s another part of us that desperately misses the mountains, and all the old familiars home has to offer.

We play our next show in Regina with We Are The City, Hannah Epperson and Indigo Joseph at the Artful Dodger on the 19th! Been pretty pumped for this show since the beginning of our trip. The all-night drive to Cranbrooke on the other hand, doesn’t evoke too much excitement. Wish us luck on that adventure. :)

Much love and thanks

The Archers

-E

Hey Folks, The Archers “Gettin’ French Tour”... 



Hey Folks,

The Archers “Gettin’ French Tour” is now in full swing as we prepare to play at The Media Club tonight in Vancouver with Ruffled Feathers and Jasper Sloan Yip. Doors are at 8 and we’re on at 11:30pm for the folks who might make it out after Mumford and Sons in Surrey. Our next city stop is Calgary where we play at The Ironwood with Boreal Sons, doors at 9:00! Our full tour schedule is posted on our website at:

http://www.thearchersband.com/tour.cfm

In other news, piloting our gargantuan van through the laughably small suburban streets of Point Grey is like watching this 600 pound octopus squeeze through a tube the size of a quarter..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNvMgGpGrrs

How does it fit? I don’t know.

Pre-Production/Tracking bass and drums 

We’ve been in studio for a little more than week now and already it’s been such an awesome experience. We’re working with producer Tom Dobrzanski (http://www.monarchstudios.ca) which has definitely been a dream of ours since our early days as a high school folk quintet, after engaging our ears with the works of We Are The City, Said The Whale, and The Zolas (which Tom is a member of). The album is coming together piece by piece not only musically but conceptually as well. Album art, track listing, album title, additional instrumentation; all discussions we’ve been keeping on the back burner are now at the fore front of our minds and the vision/direction of this project is really coming into focus. Exciting times at Archers’ HQ.

For the last few days in studio we have also had photographer Brett Reid (https://www.facebook.com/BrettReidPhotography) come take some wicked photos (as seen bellow), he’s also working on some video for us that will be released closer to the album release so stay tuned for all that fun stuff.

Also like to thank you for all you’re support the last few months with voting for us in the CBC Searchlight Competition, and contributing to our album via IndieGoGo we are very pleased to have such supportive enthusiastic fans.

Much much love,

The Archers

Studio Day 1 

Dearest friends, fans, and family

Today we start on a project we’ve been working up to for what feels like forever. We start recording our first full-length album, and holy smokes we are excited! We’ve been working tirelessly writing, arranging, and selecting a group of songs we think are some of our best work. Though a little overwhelmed with the prospective of such a huge project ahead of us, we are really looking forward to sharing new music with all you lovely people. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with all the happenings and mis-happenings that shall occur while we are in studio, it’s sure to be an interesting time and again we are very excited!

Party on party people.

The Archers

http://www.indiegogo.com/thearchersalbum/ We’re reaching... 



http://www.indiegogo.com/thearchersalbum/

We’re reaching our half way mark for our fundraising campaign. We’ve reached a little more than quarter of what we’ve asked for on our IndieGoGo page. This stupendous! Thank you all who shared our link, purchased a perk, and have been supporting us this whole time through. We really do appreciate your support, it’s an incredible thing.

We’re in the middle of recording demos and finishing up the writing for the album. Some of the new songs are really coming together and we’re pretty pumped to show you guys hopefully you’ll like it. Just started planning/booking our summer tour to Montreal and back so that’s more things to be excited for, be sure to come say hello if we drive through your town! More on that as it unfolds.

So, here’s an update video on our campaign and a walk through of all the Perks you can purchase!

Music: Doesnt’ Make Sense By Chris Ho

http://www.chrishomusic.com/

Party on party people.

The Archers

The Archers Debut Album Crowd-Funding Campaign 

The Archers Debut Album Crowd-Funding Campaign:

We are doing a crowd-funding Campaign via IndieGoGo to raise money for our firs full length album! Anything you can give helps us pay for studio fees and producer fees. We will be providing you with updates during pre-production and recording so you can see how your pledges are helping us.

Please share and spread the word any way you can!

Love The Archers

Nomination  

We are have been very blessed to be nominated for Young Performer of the Year this year at the CFMA (Canadian Folk Music Awards). Words cannot describe how cool it feels to be even considered for something so established, and nation wide. It kinda feels like Christmas has come early… without the snow… except we’re in Victoria so it never snows on Christmas… maybe this year. Any who! Unfortunately the award ceremony is in New Brunswick this weekend and we do not have the funds to get there, but we wish to send our regards and luck to all the other nominees.

A quick update about what else has been happening in our lives, Sandy works at Aldo so we’re cashing in on all the discounted shoes! Brown leather for everyone! As well as last night we opened for Hey Ocean and The Belle Game in Parksville which was unreal! Such an awesome crowd and two highly talented, incredible bands that we both love and respect. Our next show coming up is at The Rio in Vancouver in 10 days, with our great friend Good For Grapes and our soon to be great friends Community Trees who are releasing their new CD that night. It’s gonna be exciting times for sure. AND, coming up in December we’ll be playing in the Jon and Roy Holiday Special show in Victoria with some truly unbelievable acts such as: Jon and Roy, Frazey Ford (Be Good Tanyas), Kim Churchill, and Wake Owl…. wicked line-up.

This last update you didn’t hear from us but, we may or may not be going into a studio in Vancouver to record our feature length album this February….

To sum it all up: we wish it snowed in Victoria, we are still poor musicians, Sandy works at Aldo, and we wish we could have fit a Lord of The Rings reference in here somewhere. That wraps it up!

Love you all from the deepest chasms of our glowing hearts

The Archers

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