Ahead of the release of their incredible new album, With Us Until You're Dead on the 27th August 2012, Archive are streaming the record in its entirety on Deezer (link below).
The band will also be headlining London's Heaven on Tuesday 4th December, 2012. The performance will be the final date of a huge European tour which begins in October and includes two headline shows at the 7000 cap Zenith in Paris in November.
Absent from this side of the Channel for far too long, Archive return with the epic and beautiful With Us Until You're Dead. The album, produced by longtime collaborator Jerome Devoise, will be released on the band's own Dangervisit Records via Cooperative Music on 27th.
Part-orchestral, part-electronic, part-soulful, part-progressive and wholly emotion-soaked and cinematic, the album touches tangents with Massive Attack, Radiohead, The Aloof, UNKLE, Secret Machines and Pink Floyd, with four dynamic singers fronting a restlessly inventive landscape constructed by Archive's long-standing core of Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths.
Archive's dark and dramatic 1996 debut Londinium was a recognised trip-hop classic but the band's fortunes over the last 15 years have taken a strange turn. Third album You All Look The Same To Me and 2004's Noise made them superstars across Europe when Warner France signed them. But while Archive would routinely sell out venues such as Paris' Zenith Arena (tantamount to selling out Alexandra Palace here), contractual problems meant none of these albums received a UK release, and Archive remained a hidden treasure in their own backyard. Until now.
With a new record deal, With Us Until You're Dead has a UK release and the band couldn't be happier.
"It's great to be a big band all over Europe and we don't take it for granted, but we're a UK act, and we want to be successful here too," says Keeler.
The album first single, "Violently", comes with a suitably dark promo video directed by legendary graphic designer Brian Cannon who created album covers for Oasis and The Verve.
Archive - Violently video:
Archive Official Website