Ontario-based Article One combines violin, keys, and three-part vocal harmonies to create a reminiscent yet inventive sound. Winner of Kingdom Bound's 2005 International Talent Search, the trio comprises founding brothers Nathan Piche (vocals/guitars/piano) and Matthew Piche (vocals/violin) as well as Dave DeSmit (vocals/ drums). Inspired by U2, The Beatles, Nathan and Matthew's classical upbringing, as well as Top-40 radio, the band's diverse influences, not to mention relatable insight on the joys and trials of Christian life, is what makes Article One's music stand out. Produced by Canadian talent Siegfried Meier (The Salads, Turn Off The Stars), Article One's first label project showcases its extensive musical training on pop songs that are both catchy and emotionally charged.
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Article One is the latest import from our neighbors to the north, Canada. And if you're a fan of Starfield and Downhere, you should definitely check into AO's self-titled Inpop debut. The trio's album is a pleasant blend of pop, rock and crossover country with influences ranging from John Mayer and U2 to The Beatles and Keith Urban.
AO's sound is polished, lively and fun without being flat or shallow. Nathan and Matt Piche's harmonies and delivery have a quality similar to Snow Patrol or The Fray, less the languid melancholy. The brothers Piche and fellow bandmate DeSmit create a sound that brings to mind the genuineness of Mercy Me and the liveliness of Big Daddy Weave.
Nice album| Posted September 09, 2007
Easily one of Canada's most talented up-and-coming rock bands, Ontario-based Article One combines violin, guitar, and three-part vocal harmonies to create a reminiscent yet inventive sound. Comprising founding brothers Nathan Piche (vocals/guitars/piano) and Matthew Piche (vocals/violin) as well as Dave De Smit (vocals/drums), Article One began playing locally in 2003 alongside the release of a five-song EP. An immediate buzz followed the trio, and they were asked to join The Elms' fall tour in 2004. Shortly thereafter, the band released its first full-length CD, self-titled, which prompted its busiest touring season to date. Among those performances was Kingdom Bound's International Talent Search, where Article One walked away with the winning title. The band has played more than 70 shows this past fall alone and was most recently nominated for New Artist of the Year at Gospel Music Association Canada's Covenant Music Awards