Architects Share New Single & Video ‘a new moral low ground’

Today, Architects have shared the third preview off their new album, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit, which will be out via Epitaph on October 21st. Continuing the band’s exploration of industrial and electronic influences, “a new moral low ground” opens with moody synths before erupting in a maelstrom of riffage, the hooky refrain of “you cut me close to the bone” layered with harmonies.   Watch the music video below :


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 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 remote due to COVID restrictions, the result was something altogether more “free, playful and spontaneous” the bands drummer and songwriter Dan explains. “This one feels more live, more exciting and more fun – it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic,” agrees frontman Sam Carter.

Layers of electronic and industrial elements infuse the album with a blast of energy that sets 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”. Watch videos for previous singles “deep fake” and the arena ready anthem “tear gas” below.

Watch “deep fake” video HERE 
 Watch “tear gas” video HERE 
Full list of UK tour dates below and tickets are on sale now HERE.
Nov 5th – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena*
Nov 6th – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro*
Nov 8th – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena*
Nov 9th – Belfast, IE @ SSE Arena*
Nov 11th – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena*
Nov 12th – London, UK @ 02 Arena*
Nov 14th – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena*
Nov 15th – Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre*
 *support for Biffy Clyro

the classic symptoms of a broken spirit tracklist:
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

Architects are Dan Searle, Sam Carter, Alex Dean, Adam Christianson and Josh Middleton.


Photo credit by Ed Mason


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