Hot on the heels of their recent album and tour announcement, Architects have just revealed a new single entitled ‘deep fake’ via Epitaph. The track was Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record In The World on her BBC Radio 1 show this evening.
‘deep fake’ is the opener from their highly anticipated new studio album, ‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’. It is a vibrant and bombastic record, with a rave-rock intro that culminates in a collapse of pure hard rock riffery.
This will be the third single to be revealed from the new album, the first being the anthemic ‘when we were young’, which whet the appetites of fans and has been streamed over 10 million times to date, and the second track ‘tear gas’ 3.5 million times since its release in July.
‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’ will be the band’s 10th studio album and is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed UK number 1 album ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’. The band barely had time to celebrate success when they began the process of writing the songs that make up the new record. Produced by Dan Searle and Josh Middleton, with additional production from Sam Carter at Deacon’s Middle Farm Studios and their own HQ, Electric Studios in Brighton. The band were buoyed by finally being back in the room together after their last album was made mostly remotely due to COVID restrictions, the result was something altogether more “free, playful and spontaneous” the band’s drummer and songwriter Dan explains.
The album is a blast of energy with layers of electronic and industrial sounding moments that set the cinematic moodscape for the 11-track ride. There is more than a passing nod to the band’s post-rock influences as well as now familiar fist pumping anthems such as ‘when we were young’, and new single ‘tear gas’. “Anything is possible – wake up the unstoppable.” The album is available for pre-order here.
Architects will be special guests on the Biffy Clyro’s UK & Ireland arena tour in November. The tour kicks off on the 5th at Leeds First Direct Arena and includes a show at London’s O2 Arena on November 12th. Full list of dates is below, and tickets are on sale now here.
UK TOUR DATES with Biffy Clyro
Nov 5th – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Nov 6th – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
Nov 8th – Dublin, 3Arena
Nov 9th – Belfast, SSE Arena
Nov 11th – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
Nov 12th – London, 02 Arena
Nov 14th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Nov 15th – Bournemouth, International Centre