The Finsbury Pub
336 Green Lanes
London N4 1BY
Archie and The Bunkers consists of brothers Emmett (drums/vocals) and Cullen O’Connor (organ/vocals). The pair began recording music in their basement as young teenagers self-producing their first 2 EPs (Comrade X in 2013, and Trade Winds in 2014.) The band's raw garage-punk sound draws heavily from their melding of divergent musical styles. Influences range from jazz organ greats like Jimmy Smith, and Richard “Groove” Holmes, to punk icons Dead Boys, The Stooges, The Screamers, and more.
On stage, the siblings attack their songs with an energy that whips the audience into a frenzy. The unique growl of Cullen’s whirring, overdriven organ and the driving beat of Emmett’s 4-piece drum kit, leave concert-goers in shock at the sonic assault levied by only two.
2015 marked the release of their first full-length album on Dirty Water Records. It’s 12 songs were recorded at the storied Ghetto Recorders in Detroit. It was here that legendary producer/engineer Jim Diamond captured the unique A&TB sound that’s been dubbed "HI-FI Organ Punk". Emmett describes the duo's sound as, “rock’n’roll that’s been peeled back to it’s raw foundation.”
Since then, the boys have embarked on two European tours, recorded four singles, two EPs, and a brand new LP on the way for 2018 on Dirty Water Records. The Bunkers have also worked with some of the greatest labels in the biz, including Norton Records, In The Red, and Jack White's infamous Third Man Records. It is not uncommon to see the Bunkers performing alongside some of the greatest acts in Rock n' Roll History. Some honorable rosters include The Sonics, The Black Lips, Boss Hog, Royal Trux, The Rezillos, Dick Dale, King Khan and the BBQ Show, The Mummies, Cheetah Chrome, The Cynics, The Fleshtones, The Gories, New Bomb Turks, Kid Congo, The 5678s, Echo and the Bunnymen, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Zero Boys, Shannon and the Clams, Thee Oh Sees, Oblivians, Dead Moon, and Iggy Pop.
Emmett plays exclusively cheap old drum kits and is sponsored by splintered drumsticks.
Cullen is endorsed by various organs and keyboards found on Craigslist.
Fantastic support from Dirty Water favourite DAS CLAMPS playing Cramps covers, songs the Cramps taught us, and their own crampy originals.
John the Revelator (Have Love Will Travel) will behind the decks plying rock'n'roll, garage, surf, beat and more.