Who: Archie and The Bunkers are the Cleveland-based duo of Emmett and Cullen O’Connor, brothers who have been playing music together for as long as they can remember. Songs From The Lodge is the groups sophomore album.Read More
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Two brothers, Emmett and Cullen O’Connor, unleash a unique juxtaposition of jazz, blues and punk with nothing more than a four-piece drum set, an organ and a set of savage vocal chords. The Cleveland duo draws influence from jazz stalwarts such as Jimmy Smith and Richard “Groove” Holmes. Combine that with punk pioneers The Stooges, The Dead Boys and The Screamers — and you have Archie and the Bunkers.Read More
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio comes the punk rock duo Archie And The Bunkers. Consisting of the O’Connor brothers: Cullen on vocals and organ, along with Emmett on drums and vocals. Songs From The Lodge is the band’s second full length release. This follows their 2015 self-titled record, along with a number of singles and two EP’s.
After their debut album shot around the garage underground world, followed by extensive US and European tours, culminating in a visceral Third Man Records session and release, the O’Connor siblings have finally landed back on their feet with just enough time to record their second full length album of Hi-Fi organ punk for Dirty Water Records before their rollercoaster ride starts again. Louder Than War’s Nathan Whittle gets dragged along for the ride.
I was pretty excited when I first heard two songs from these guys, imagine when listening to the whole album. How old are they again?
Archie and the Bunkers, inspired by the funny Archie Bunker from All In The Family, is a couple of teenage brothers from Cleveland– Emmet on the drums and Cullen on the organ and lead vocals. No guitar, no bass, just a four-piece drum, an organ and two incredible mature souls with the energy of, well, teenagers.
A group that consists of teenage brothers Emmett and Cullen O'Connor on drums and keyboards respectively, Archie and the Bunkers has quickly picked up a buzz since forming in 2013.Read More
Hot, crazy and exciting, punk is an explosion of history, the first true expression of detachment.Read More
I do not know how old are the two young , but Emmett on drums that's really on it and Cullen anyway. That she's put her Vids under Creative Common Licence sympha and va that they produceeverything ourselves just fits perfectly to his garage punk. From Cleveland, Ohio the
influence of Jimmy Smith , Richard " Groove " Holmes come is simply not to be missed.
Their eponymous debut prepares for October brotherly duo Archie And The Bunkers from Cleveland, Ohio. Their post-punk rock'n'roll , just played the drums and organ, in addition to a nice simplicity and beautiful goth atmosphere , and is one of the hot candidates to the discovery of the year. Incidentally, drummer and pianist have just 16 and 14 years.Read More
Fresh faced Cleveland siblings Archie & The Bunkers have a wailing organ led rock & roll sound, backed up by singing drummer Emmett’s fervent vocal. They showcase it perfectly on this track, taken from their self-titled debut album, out soon on the legendary garage rock imprint Dirty Water Records, which recalls the more outlandish reaches of The B-52s back catalogue.Read More
Forging ahead with their own genre, Hi-Fi Organ Punk - hmm, not quite as dramatic-sounding as 'black metal' - this snotty Ohio sibling duo are a half Damned-half Animals rock'n'roll mongrel. Sixteen-year-old singer/frontman Emmett could be a Jack White in-the-making. Watch this sports-jacketed, tapered-trousered space.Read More
Emmett and Cullen O’Connor may be teenagers, but there’s nothing “boy band” about their duo Archie and the Bunkers.
“We’re pretty loud and the organ is the only melodic instrument. It’s got that fast, heavy, raw edge to it,” explained drummer Emmett, 17, describing the band’s “Hi-Fi organ punk” sound during a recent interview with West Life at the family’s Rocky River home.Read More
Holy shit, this record is smokin'!!
Great name & iconic sleeve, this brothers duo just captivates your attention from the very beginning.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Emmett and Cullen O'Connor didn't really start out to be a duo when the brothers put together Archie and the Bunkers, one of the hottest new bands in Northeast Ohio.
Emmett, 17, plays drums and is the primary vocalist for the group. Cullen, 14, plays keyboards – specifically an organ. Hence, the band's sound is defined as "Hi-Fi Organ Punk.''Read More
Even with all of the millions of dollars spent by tech companies across the globe on music discovery, old-fashioned, word-of-mouth recommendations can still propel bands in the underground. Case in point, Cleveland’s upstart, garage rock duo, Archie and The Bunkers.Read More
DIRTY WATER RECORDS have announced the signing of teenage tearaways ARCHIE & THE BUNKERS with an album release planned for the autumn.
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, this frighteningly young duo comprise Cullen O’Connell (16) on keys and vocals and Emmett O’Connell (14) on drums and vocals. They play what they call Hi-Fi Organ Punk – which Emmett describes as, “rock’n’roll that’s been peeled back to its raw foundation” – and cite influences from jazz organ legend Jimmy Smith to The Stooges and The Dead Boys.Read More
Cool Band Of The Month
We love music around here. We especially love new music around here. We have an inkling that you might also be in the same boat as us. So, every month we are gonna try and introduce you to a new band that you have (probably) not heard of. Ready? Here goes. First cool band of the month is...Read More
“These kids are damn good, and I know plenty about bands that have only two members. One thing I know is these two are wise beyond their years, respectful and classy. Cullen’s organRead More
It's almost 9 p.m. on a Saturday night at the renovated Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. Marty O'Connor, 42, father and manager of Archie and the Bunkers, comprised of his two sons, drummer Emmett, 16, and keyboardist Cullen, 13, recalled a favorite memory of the old Euclid Tavern.Read More
Before playing their first Columbus show, organ-punk band Archie and The Bunkers answered a couple questions for Columbus Calling. The band is composed of two young brothers Emmett (vocals and drums) and Cullen (organ and vocals) who both hail from Lakewood, Ohio.Read More