Architects Announce New Album, ‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’

By July 12, 2022 Leeds, News

Continuing their meteoric rise, today Architects announce a brand new studio album entitled ‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’, which will be out via Epitaph on October 21st.   They also reveal a new track entitled ”tear gas”, the second single from the new album.  The first being the anthemic “when we were young”, which whet the appetites of fans and so far has streamed over 6.5 times by the band’s 1.6 million monthly Spotify.

Watch the video for “tear gas” HERE.

‘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 or 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 bands 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.”

These big announcements follow the recent news that the band will be the 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 via THIS link

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

‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’ tracklisting

1.      deep fake

2.      tear gas

3.      spit the bone

4.      burn down my house –

5.      living is killing us

6.      when we were young

7.      doomscrolling

8.      born again pessimist

9.      a new moral low ground

10.    all the love in the world

11.    be very afraid

Pre-order: here

the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’ is set to confirm the bands status, even further, as one of the most exciting young rock bands to emerge from the UK.

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