Archive return this Autumn with their tenth studio album, The False Foundation, with European tour dates to follow in November. The album was produced by Archive and will be released worldwide on the band’s own Dangervisit label via [PIAS] on 7th October.
Following the ominous beat-driven electro onslaught of lead track ‘Driving In Nails’, second single Bright Lights showcases the more sensitive and soulful side of the Archive sound with Pollard Berrier delivering a beautiful, yearning vocal over a subtle piano and synth backing.
The False Foundation is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Restriction’ album which saw the collective take on a mammoth tour across Europe playing their biggest and most successful shows of their 23 year career, including two nights at the 6,000 capacity Zenith venue in Paris, plus main stage appearances at many of Europe’s major festivals.
Speaking about the new album, founding member Darius Keeler said: “I think just knowing that we were working on our tenth album made this one feel like a landmark record. Our history as a collective has been a mad journey, we’ve trodden such a strange path to arrive at where we are today, and I think in a way that informed the new record and emboldened us to make what is probably the Archive album that I’m most proud of to date”.
Talking about the genesis of the album title Keeler says; “People are going to read in to who or what The False Foundation is, I guess, but they’re going to have to draw their own conclusions. I have my own take on it, let’s just say there are a lot of potential candidates out there in the world today.”
Talking about the November tour Keeler says; “With our last tour we raised the bar higher than it’s ever been before, some of the gigs on that tour were the best we’ve ever done, so the challenge this time is to take things to a level that we’ve never been to before. But I think we’re just hitting our stride as a live band, both with our performance and production, so I’m massively excited to take the new album out on the road in November”. Archive will be performing in London at the below date in late November:
Wednesday 30th November – LONDON – Electric Ballroom