Q&A Scene: Duncan Welsh ~ The Iron Horses

Tell us about your new single and tour?

The new single ‘Traffic’ is a track we’ve been working on since the beginning of the year. We road tested it for a couple of months and it got some great feedback so that’s the reason why we’re releasing this one. We’ve got a mini tour throughout June to promote the single too.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

‘Traffic’ is really our favourite record that we have done so far. We are always working on new material in the studio. Over the last 6 months we’ve been working out arrangements and sonic palettes and we’ve really settled into our own sound. Traffic is definitely a product of that.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

We were playing a show in Dubbo and ended up having a lock in at the venue we played at with a bunch of locals and staff. Our bass player Raul was a little worse for wear and took himself off for a sleep. For some reason he went underneath a four legged sofa. We all left around 7am and the venue was shut the following day. The owner locked up and we went home. Raul woke in the morning to find he was locked inside the venue and set off motion sensor alarms. The security company called the venue and were watching him on CCTV. He answered the phone and had to explain himself. The owner eventually arrived to let him out. Thankfully he wasn’t too bothered!

What, or who, inspires you?

We all have individual influences throughout the band. I could go on all night about artists who have made a difference to us. To name a few obvious ones – The Clash, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Smiths. We also listen to new Aussie acts like Middle Kids, Gang Of Youths, DMA’s, Delta Riggs, Cherry Dolls.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

Like a spicy pork burrito. Its everything you need all thrown together to make a moment of spicy rock and roll ecstasy!

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Again there are many. Crowded House – Distant Sun is a beautifully written song that comes to mind straight away.

What’s next for you?

We’re touring throughout June so we intend to fully enjoy those shows. We’re in limbo right now as to what we do next. We will be recording either another single or a new EP. Watch this space!

What’s your scene?

High energy rock and roll, beers, banter and getting out of control.

Sydney rockers, The Iron Horses, are shaking up the indie rock scene releasing a punchy new single, ‘TRAFFIC’.  Riding the wave of rock felt by Kingswood, Kings of Leon, and British India, The Iron Horses have moved away from their more Kooks and Ryan Adams inspired melodies heard on their 2016 EP, Stop To Start, for some driving riffs on their latest single, ‘TRAFFIC’Produced by  ex-Thirsty Merc guitarist, Sean Carey, breaks through the gates at full pelt, and then sets you soaring with an anthemic chorus worthy of a stadium to bring it home. [pullquote]Upbeat tempos layered with catchy vocal harmonies and impressive guitar solos...They’re writing music that is seemingly born for the radio, it’s just a matter of time before bigger and better things come their way.– Wickedd Childd[/pullquote]The Iron Horses are able to provide the joyful essence of Rock & Roll to dance to, whilst combining it with compositions that have a deeper texture that can also be fully enjoyed.– Emerging Indie Bands

‘Traffic’ is available today!

Catch them on stage:


Friday 2 June Ding Dong Lounge Melbourne

Supports: Never Never and Youth In Asia – Ticket Link

Friday 9 June Lazybones Lounge Marrickville

Supports: I Am Apollo and The Night – $20 on the door

Saturday 17 June  Lass O’Gowrie – Free Entry  Newcastle

Friday 23 June Townie – Free Entry Newtown  

Saturday 1st July Boatshed – Free Entry Manly


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