The meteoric rise of Architects continues with the exclusive Blood Records zoetrope reissue of their new studio album ‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’, hand-numbered on a first-come-first-served basis. ‘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.”