Target Archery

Target ArcheryFollowing on from his work with Perth’s sun-dappled musical instrumentalists Apricot Rail, Ambrose Nock explores the fertile realm of delicate, experimental post-pop with his new project Target Archery. Influenced by the likes of Sound Dust-era Stereolab, left-of-centre indie-pop bands such as Lacto-Ovo, The Go! Team and Ninetynine, and a dash of late ’80s Sonic Youth, Target Archery mine an inspiring new seam of life-affirming melodies and instrumental texture.

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Discography

 

 ‘Opium Den’ (Single)


September 2017

First single taken from Target Archery’s forthcoming debut Clock of the Long Now (2nd Oct 2017).

Following on from his work with Perth’s sun-dappled musical instrumentalists Apricot Rail, Ambrose Nock explores the fertile realm of delicate, experimental post-pop with his new project Target Archery. Influenced by the likes of Sound Dust-era Stereolab, left-of-centre indie-pop bands such as Lacto-Ovo, The Go! Team and Ninetynine, and a dash of late ’80s Sonic Youth, Target Archery mine an inspiring new seam of life-affirming melodies and instrumental texture.

Featuring contributions from Apricot Rail members Justin Manzano (production and instrumentation) and Jack Quirk (guitars), “Clock of the Long Now” was crafted in an isolated studio in rural Western Australia over a period of three years. Across 40 blissful minutes, Target Archery weave a suite of glimmering musical tapestries that expand beyond the borders of conventional guitar pop.

Biography

Target Archery is the newest project of Apricot Rail founding member Ambrose Nock. Crafted in an isolated studio in rural Western Australia over a period of three years, debut release Clock of the Long Now is an exploration of delicate, experimental post-pop. The album features contributions from Apricot Rail members Justin Manzano (production and instrumentation) and Jack Quirk (guitars).

News

  • Beautiful New Target Archery Video + Stream – ‘Soujourn’

    Clock of the Long NowWe’re excited to share the beautiful new music video for ‘Soujourn’, the 2nd single to be lifted from the forthcoming debut album, Clock of the Long Now, by Perth-based instrumental pop outfit Target Archery (the solo project of Ambrose Nock of Perth’s sun-dappled musical instrumentalists Apricot Rail). The music video was produced and directed by Chad Peacock (Peacock Visuals). Clock of the Long Now sees release on the 2nd of October in digital and vinyl formats.

    Ambrose Nock explores the fertile realm of delicate, experimental post-pop with his new project Target Archery. Influenced by the likes of Sound Dust-era Stereolab, left-of-centre indie-pop bands such as Lacto-Ovo, The Go! Team and Ninetynine, and a dash of late ’80s Sonic Youth, Target Archery mine an inspiring new seam of life-affirming melodies and instrumental texture. Featuring contributions from Apricot Rail members Justin Manzano (production and instrumentation) and Jack Quirk (guitars), Clock of the Long Now was crafted in an isolated studio in rural Western Australia over a period of three years. Across 40 blissful minutes, Target Archery weave a suite of glimmering musical tapestries that expand beyond the borders of conventional guitar pop.

    “The might of, I dunno, Mogwai is still there, but the charm of Múm is also present. They paint mountains in broad strokes but afterwards they take time to put in Sherpas and goats partying on the cliff face.”Love Is My Velocity on Apricot Rail

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  • New Target Archery Single – ‘Opium Den’

    Opium Den Cover ArtHappy days my friends as we have the new Target Archery single for your aural delectation. The gorgeous, expansive ambient pop of ‘Opium Den’ is taken from the forthcoming full length debut Clock of the Long Now (2nd Oct 2017). The track is available as a free download via the Target Archery Bandcamp and also for streaming over at SoundCloud.

    Following on from his work with Perth’s sun-dappled musical instrumentalists Apricot Rail, Ambrose Nock explores the fertile realm of delicate, experimental post-pop with his new project Target Archery. Influenced by the likes of Sound Dust-era Stereolab, left-of-centre indie-pop bands such as Lacto-Ovo, The Go! Team and Ninetynine, and a dash of late ’80s Sonic Youth, Target Archery mine an inspiring new seam of life-affirming melodies and instrumental texture.

    Featuring contributions from Apricot Rail members Justin Manzano (production and instrumentation) and Jack Quirk (guitars), Clock of the Long Now was crafted in an isolated studio in rural Western Australia over a period of three years. Across 40 blissful minutes, Target Archery weave a suite of glimmering musical tapestries that expand beyond the borders of conventional guitar pop.

    As with all Hidden Shoal releases, Target Archery’s music is available for licensing (film, tv, games, compilations). Contact Hidden Shoal for more info.

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  • Target Archery Joins the Hidden Shoal Family!

    Target ArcheryWe’re super excited to announce the signing of Target Archery, the newest project of Ambrose Nock, to the Hidden Shoal family. Following on from his work with Perth’s sun-dappled musical instrumentalists Apricot Rail, Ambrose Nock explores the fertile realm of delicate, experimental post-pop with his new project Target Archery. Influenced by the likes of Sound Dust-era Stereolab, left-of-centre indie-pop bands such as Lacto-Ovo, The Go! Team and Ninetynine, and a dash of late ’80s Sonic Youth, Target Archery mine an inspiring new seam of life-affirming melodies and instrumental texture.

    Crafted in an isolated studio in rural Western Australia over a period of three years, debut release Clock of the Long Now is an exploration of delicate, experimental post-pop. The album features contributions from Apricot Rail members Justin Manzano (production and instrumentation) and Jack Quirk (guitars). The album will see release on the 2nd of October with the first single dropping on the 4th of September.

     

     

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    Licensing

    Target Archery’s music is  available for licensing (master & sync cleared) through Hidden Shoal. Please contact us with some basic details about your project and the track(s) you wish to use and we’ll be sure to get back to you straight away.

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