ARCHIVE are set to return with the epic and beautiful new album With Us Until You’re Dead.
Produced by longtime collaborator Jerome Devoise, the album will be released on the band’s own Dangervisit Records on 27th August 2012.
Part-orchestral, part-electronic, part-soulful, part-progressive and wholly emotion-soaked, the album is a cinematic and restlessly inventive landscape.
Talking about the new album Darius said “We’ve always written songs that focused on social and political issues but for this album I really wanted the songs to be more personal - love songs basically. But coming at the subject matter in that non-formatted Archive way.”
“I grew up a massive Otis Redding fan and I wanted to bring some of that soulfulness to the songs, but at the same time to make them twisted and experimental.”
First taster from the album comes in the form of the ‘Wiped Out / Violently EP‘released on July 2nd. Featuring remixes from the likes of Man Without Country, Sei A and Rosko John, the EP will be released on 12” and download formats.
‘Violently’ (“one of the darkest and most powerful songs we’ve ever done” Darius reckons) features new vocalist Holly Martin and comes with a suitably dark promo video directed by legendary graphic designer Brian Cannon who created album covers for Oasis and The Verve amongst others.
Click on the link below to check it out…
October will see Archive embark on a mammoth tour beginning in Luxembourg on the 18th, taking in two nights at the Zenith in Paris on 16/17th November before ending in Prague in early December.
Tickets go on general sale this Thurs (24th) at 9.00am but you can pre-order your tickets (and album) on the link below from 9.00 on Wed (23rd)
Full live dates as follows:
THR 18 LUXEMBOURG DEN ATELIER
FRI 19 WINTERTHUR EISHALLE DEUTWEG
SAT 20 MONTREUX AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKY
MON 22 MUNICH MUFFATHALLE
TUE 23 KARLSRUHE SUBSTAGE
WED 24 DRESDEN ALTER SCHLACHTHOF
MON 29 HAMBURG DOCKS
THR 1 DORTMUND VISIONS at FZW
FRI 2 DARSMSTADT CENTRAL STATION
SUN 4 COLOGNE E-WERK
MON 5 SAARBRUCKEN GARAGE
TUE 6 NIMES LA PALOMA
THR 8 NANTES LA CARRIERE
FRI 9 BORDEAUX ESPACE MEDOQUINE
SAT 10 TOULOUSE LE PHARE
MON 12 CAEN LA FONDERIE
TUE 13 BRUSSELS FOREST NATIONAL CLUB
THR 15 AMSTERDAM PARADISO
FRI 16 PARIS ZENITH
SAT 17 PARIS ZENITH
MON 19 NANCY L’AUTRE CANAL
TUE 20 LYON TRANSBORDER
THR 22 TREVISO NEW AGE
FRI 23 ROME CICOLO DEGLI ARTISTI
SAT 24 MILAN MAGAZZINI GENERALI
MON 26 VIENNA WUK
TUE 27 KRAKOW TEATR LAZNIA
WED 28 WARSAW STODOLA
THR 29 GDANSK PARLAMENT
SAT 1 POZNAN MTP
SUN 2 PRAGUE LUCERNA MUSIC BAR
TUE 4 LONDON HEAVEN