Tag Archives: Derek Archambault

Defeater plays “But Breathing” acoustic

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Whilst in Athens, Derek Archambault of Defeater and Alcoa did a session for Start A Scene. Listen to “But Breathing” below.
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2014 in acoustics: artist’s choice

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The year is almost over, and it has been a great year for acoustic music. No, we will not do a flimsy “Top whatever”; we are more interested in what others have been listening to. That is why we asked our colleagues and musicians about their favourites.  Take a look at the choice of Oxygen Thief, Brian Marquis, Emily Barker, The Lion and the Wolf and more.

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Alcoa’s “Thank You” EP gets vinyl release

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Derek Archambault of Defeater and Alcoa recently had a hip surgery, which was funded through PledgeMusic. The return favour, the “Thank You” EP recorded by Derek for the campaign, will now be getting a vinyl release thanks to his label Bridge Nine Records. Continue reading


Album Review: Alcoa – Bone & Marrow

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Now here’s an album fans were waiting for! Alcoa has always been a sort of background project of Derek Archambault. He might sound more familiar to you when he’s screaming at the top of his lungs in Defeater. Well, Alcoa is nothing alike. Archambault has traded in the hardcore punk vocals for a much smoother and softer voice. This is the first full length album Alcoa releases after a demo and a single. But it’s here:  ‘Bone & Marrow’. Read on for the review. Continue reading