The Iron Horses were forged after numerous late night, boozy, jam sessions in early 2015. Singer Duncan Welsh and guitarist Ciaran Loughran were writing songs weekly and searching for a bassist and drummer to complete the outfit.
Peter Holt & Rahul Ranjit joined and the search was over. They had found their John Bonham & John Paul Jones.
With great enthusiasm and countless sessions in the studio, a group of leading songs began to emerge which would become the first footsteps towards their debut EP, Stop to Start, released in 2016.
Since then, The Iron Horses enthusiasm has not waned as they siphoned every venue in Sydney over the course of over 50 shows in 2016.
With a fresher direction and broader influences from the ever-changing music world, What Did You Expect and Two Kinds of Lover were introduced to the increasing repertoire of luscious releases.
In early 2017, Traffic was set free. A huge track driven by layered guitars, deep bass lines, smothered in euphoric harmonic vocals and thunderous drums.
2017 has also seen the birth of the single April Rain, which if the evolving bands previous single Traffic is anything to go by, this one will definitely not disappoint.
THE IRON HORSES
INK GLOBAL DEAL WITH GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS
First Single, April Rain, Out November 27
Sydney via UK rock n rollers, The Iron Horses, have signed a worldwide album deal with powerhouse independent record label, Golden Robot Records, joining an impressive and fast growing roster that includes Dizzy Reed, Rose Tattoo, The Superjesus, Mi-Sex, Steve Balbi, Steve Kilbey, Kilbey Kennedy, Ben Gillies, The Heartache State, The Cherry Dolls, The Lockhearts, High Tropics, Palace Of The King and more.
"The Iron Horses are a band we can take to the world stage. Without any doubt they can mix it with the best of them and have the goods to take it all the way. We're right behind them and are very excited about signing them to GRR." - Mark Alexander-Erber, President & Founder, Golden Robot Global Entertainment
Formed in 2015 the band released their debut EP, Stop To Start in 2016 and played over 50 shows in and around Sydney over that year. They followed the EP with the singles What Did You Expect and Two Kinds of Lover ahead of releasing their breakthrough song Traffic in early 2017.
Produced by Thirsty Merc guitarist, Sean Carey, Traffic, is driven by layered guitars, deep bass lines, smothered in euphoric harmonic vocals and thunderous drums. Watch the polarising video here.
Taking influence from the likes of Ryan Adams, Kingswood, British India and Kings Of Leon and infusing some Jethro Tull inspired vocals, The Iron Horses are exactly what defines Australian rock in 2017.
“After two years of gigging endlessly and polishing our live show we are in the best place we have ever been as a band. We’re excited to have signed a deal with Golden Robot Records and can't wait to get into the studio to start work on the album. It feels like this album has been a long time coming. A hell of a lot of songs have come and gone since the conception of the band and now we're left with some absolute bangers.” - Duncan Welsh The Iron Horses will release their first single, April Rain, under the Golden Robot Records banner on November 27. Expect their debut record in early 2018!
The Iron Horses are:
Duncan Welsh: Vocals
Ciaran Loughran: Guitars
Peter Holt: Drums
Rahul Ranjit: Bass