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"Archaic with MM9 @ sold-out Annandale show"

First up for the night was Archaic, who sound a bit like a cross between Cog and Mammal. This, for anyone who has seen these bands live, is definitely a good thing. They had a great atmospheric sound along with some heavy guitar. Oh, and clapping sticks just for something a bit different. The lead vocals were used more for the sound of the words rather than the lyrical content, which almost gave the illusion of it being an extra instrument. And the crowd certainly approved. - FasterLouder


2006 - Self-titled
2008 - 'The Concussion'



“There is this place, where every feeling becomes a reality”

Welcome to Archaic.

Archaic is where the ceaseless exploration of humanity, consciousness, emotion and feeling come framed by an intricate flow of rhythm, harmony, grind and melody. Described as a complex mix of “fragile moments approaching whispers, and roaring onslaughts of driving, gut-churning rhythms”, Archaic fuses the traditional with the technological to provide a unique performance experience.

An endless restlessness for the exploration of new musical frontiers has led the band to consistently grind away itself, to become a lone seeker of it’s form of expression, and to attempt to create something unique. The most apt description reads something like “heavy tribal rock with a percussive, dance sensibility – guaranteed to move you”.

2008 has seen Archaic invited to perform with some of Australia’s largest and fastest-rising acts, including Cog, Dead Letter Circus, Many Machines on Nine, Sleep Parade, Sydonia and more. In September 2007 they were voted ‘most popular’ band of the Heavenly Noise Alternative Music series, as based on physical and internet votes across several months, and in 2008 were nominated for band of the year, alongside acts such as MM9, Rook and Sydonia.

With the seedlings of their second EP germinating, Archaic smiles at the future…