Pin It
Favourite

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Daveband's first EP is a warm wave hello

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 4:56 PM

MORGAN MULLIN
  • Morgan Mullin

The members of Halifax’s Daveband are happy and don’t care who knows it. The four piece, who describe themselves as vintage, Buddy-Holly-era rock ’n’ roll, are smiling wide over cups of coffee in their favourite diner.

The band members have every reason to be beaming: While they sit, their debut, self-titled EP is at the printers getting emblazoned with the band’s logo before its release concert at Gus’ Pub on Tuesday, June 21 at 9pm.

The three-song effort is a brief introduction to the 11-month-old band, but instantly offers an idea of who they are through storytelling lyrics and upbeat melodies. Daveband's sound is “quick and propulsive, non-psychedelic sunshine-y pop,” says drummer Kevin MacIsaac, while the others laugh.

“It’s kinda earnest. There’s something very fun and approachable and friendly in a way that a lot of musicians shy away from,” adds lead guitarist Campbell Woods.

“A lot of my songs are about being in my 20s and working a job and being a dirtbag on the weekends in Halifax. I strive to write simple, honest, relatable songs,” says lead vocalist and guitarist David Archibald (and yes, he’s the “Dave” in Daveband).

Perhaps Woods sums the band's musical aim best: “It’s interesting to be super-specific. Maybe you’ll connect with less people but the people you do connect with completely identify with the situation you’re talking about. It’s to take something sort of mundane and weave in a profound underpinning.”

Tags: , ,

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Thank you for your support!

Related Locations

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

The Scene

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 28, No 2
October 15, 2020

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2020 Coast Publishing Ltd.