ARCHES ARE A 5 PIECE ROCK BAND BASED IN GLASGOW- MADE UP OF FORMER MEMBER OF WELL-RECEIVED SCOTTISH BANDS FEATURING THE ASTOUNDING VOCAL TALENTS OF MICHAEL RICE (ex Yashin), GUITARIST BARRY MORRELL (ex Young States), DRUMMER NIALL MCGARVIE (ex Jocasta Sleeps), GUITARIST DAVID JOHNSTON AND BASSIST ANDREW JOHNSTON.
WHERE DOES THE NAME ARCHES COME FROM
The name comes from a line in one of Michael’s favourite songs ‘History’ by Funeral for a Friend, ‘Archers in your Arches’ but he felt this was a little long for a band name so we went for Arches.
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE CHECK OUT YOUR MUSIC
If you like big sounding rock tunes then you should check us out. We’re not trying to fit in to any sort of niche market or genre, we just write the kind of music we love listening to. By doing it that way we hope you guys will like us too.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
Our plans for the future are to tour and play our music to as many people as we can. We’ll be back into the studio to start writing some new material and then put plans together for a debut album for 2014.
AFTER BEING AROUND FOR A YEAR, THESE SCOTTISH ROCKERS HAVE SET TO WRITE A NEW ALBUM, CREATING “BROKEN CLOCKS”. THIS ALBUM WAS RELEASED ON THE 11th OF AUGUST INCLUDING THE HIT SINGLE “BE THIS WAY”.
Can you tell us a little bit about your new debut E.P "Broken Clocks"?
The EP is a collection of songs that we feel best represents us as a band up until this point. We’ve taken a lot of time to get the songs sounding right and we’re really proud of it overall. It has a lot of dynamic and diversity to it. For me it’s the perfect stepping stone to the next stage of the bands career.
How would you describe the sound of this record?
The best way to describe the sound of the EP is big sounding emotional rock music. Music that the listener can really connect to emotionally.
Where would you like this Record to take you?
We want to play our music live to as many people as possible and I think this EP will play a big part in letting us do that.