ARCHIVE announce the vinyl reissue of their 1999 international breakthrough album Take My Head


Archive, the acclaimed south London collective, announce the reissue of their 1999 international breakthrough album Take My Head, available on vinyl for the first time since its original release. It will be released on 26 August via Craft Recordings.

Their second album, following the release of Londinium through Island Records in 1996, Take My Head is significant in the illustrious career of Archive. Released on Independiente, the album features the eerie opening track ‘You Make Me Feel’, which made an impact throughout Europe, paving the way for them to become one of the UK’s biggest live exports to the continent.

The album saw Danny Griffiths and Darius Keeler work together with singer Suzanne Wooder and Matt Martin on percussion for the first time, and it features a mix of pop and symphonic trip-hop with tracks such as ‘Brother’, ‘The Pain Gets Worse’ and the melodic ‘Cloud in the Sky’.

Archive are a modern post-rock collective that have released 12 studio albums in their almost 30-year career. Since their formation in Croydon, South London, in 1994, Archive have operated as masters of their own destiny, eschewing prevailing trends for a more unique musical blend of their own. Various line-up changes over the years saw Keeler and Griffiths deciding to retire the idea of the ‘lead singer’ in favour of a more flexible collective approach. Archive have consistently toured through Europe throughout their career, playing ever-growing shows as well as headlining festivals.

Archive released its Call to Arms & Angels album in April of this year. Their tour through Europe this October and November will see them play their largest headline show to date at Paris Accor Arena on 25 November, with the final show of the tour at EartH Hall in East London on 26 November.



Take My Head LP tracklist

Side A

1. You Make Me Feel

2. The Way You Love Me

3. Brother

4. Well Known Sinner

5. The Pain Gets Worse

Side B

1. Woman

2. Cloud In The Sky

3. Take My Head

4. Love In Summer

5. Rest My Head On You

6. Home [hidden track]


Call to Arms & Angels Tour 2022


Fri 7 – Dijon, La Vapeur

Sat 8 – Tours, Le Palais Des Conges

Sun 9 – Maastricht, Muziekgieterij

Tue 11 – Krakow, Studio Club

Wed 12 – Warsaw, Torwar Hall

Thr 13 – Gdansk, Stary Manez

Sat 15 – Berlin, Columbiahalle

Sun 16 – Hannover, Pavillon

Mon 17 – Hamburg, Markthalle

Tue 18 – Dortmund, Fzw

Wed 19 – Cologne, E-werk

Fri 21 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg

Sat 22 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique

Tue 25 – Luxembourg, Rockhal

Wed 26 – Stuttgart, Lka Longhorn

Thr 27 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

Sat 29 – Zurich, Volkshaus

Sun 30 – Geneva, Alhambra

Mon 31 – Munich, Muffathalle


Wed 2 – Erlangen, E-werk

Thr 3 – Dresden, Alter Schlachthof

Sat 5 – Budapest, Akvarium Klub

Sun 6 – Vienna, Arena Wien

Mon 7 – Ljubljana, Kino Siska

Tue 8 – Rome, Auditorium Parco Della Musica

Wed 9 – Milan, Santeria Toscana 31

Fri 11 – Marseille, Le Silo

Sat 12 – Toulouse, Le Bikini

Sun 13 – Bordeaux, Le Rocher De Palmer

Mon 14 – La Rochelle, La Siréne

Tue 15 – Renne, Le Liberté

Wed 16 – Clermont Ferrand, La Cooperative De Mai

Fri 18 – Lyon, L’amphi 3000

Sat 19 – Nancy, L’autre Canal

Mon 21 – Nantes, La Carriere

Tue 22 – Rouen, Le 106

Wed 23 – Lille, L’aeronef

Fri 25 – Paris, Accor Arena

Sat 26 – London, EartH Hall

INTERVIEW: Darius Keeler discusses Archive’s new album ‘Call To Arms & Angels’ – listen here.

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