South London collective, Archive release their brand new single ‘Daytime Coma’ - an epic yet haunting 14+ minute post-rock behemoth that builds and moves through its entirety, unrelenting in its progression and representing the world as it was through 2020 as vocalist Dave Pen explains...
“I pictured people in high-rise box apartments with small windows, nowhere to go, stuck indoors with the television and mindless junk transmitting through the glowing box. It's kind of bleak I suppose, but there is hope at the end with the line… ‘I see a light in darkness, save me’. Because there always is a light, there has to be.”
Released today (15 September), ‘Daytime Coma’, which is available to listen to below, is taken from the bands 12th and forthcoming new album due for release in April 2022 on their own Dangervisit label through [PIAS].
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Talking about the making of the album Archive founding member Darius Keeler said, “The song-writing became an unfolding narrative as the world got stranger and more disturbing every day. To reflect on these times as artists brought a strange kind of inspiration that was unsettling. It really made us appreciate the power of music and how lucky we are to be able to express our feelings in this way”.
Produced by Archive and long time collaborator Jérome Devoise, the as yet untitled album (currently known simply as #Archive12), is a 17 track double album (triple LP).
Accompanying the release of the new album is ‘Super 8’, a documentary about the making of the album filmed on a recently rediscovered Super 8 camera from Keeler’s childhood family home.
‘Daytime Coma’ marks the first release of a creative period for the band that will see them release a brand new album and singles, the ‘Super 8’ documentary, and also the accompanying ‘Super 8’ soundtrack that is available as part of the deluxe editions of the album.
More details on the album, documentary and live tour will be announced soon.