NEUA are Proud to Announce The Debut Irish Performance by London/Paris/Brighton-based collective ARCHIVE in April 2013.
The London/Paris/Brighton-based collective ARCHIVE released the epic and beautiful album ‘With Us Until You’re Dead’ in Aug last year. Produced by longtime collaborator Jerome Devoise; part-orchestral, part-electronic, part-soulful, part-progressive and wholly emotion-soaked and cinematic, the album touches tangents with Massive Attack, Radiohead, UNKLE, Secret Machines and PinkFloyd. With four dynamic singers fronting a restlessly inventive landscape constructed by Archive’s long-standing core of Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths – their live show is one not to be missed.
Archive’s dark and dramatic 1996 debut Londinium was a recognisedtrip-hop classic. Since then the band has grown steadily to the pointwhere they now sell out arenas and headline festivals throughoutEurope (including last year’s Rock En Seine festival in Paris). Talking about the new album Keeler said “As a collective we’ve always written songs that focused on social and political issues butfor this album I really wanted the songs to be more personal – lovesongs basically. But coming at the subject matter in that non-formatted Archive way.” “I grew up a massive Otis Redding fan and I wanted to bring some ofthat soulfulness to the songs, but at the same time to make themtwisted and experimental.”
See the band perform at The Village Wexford Street Dublin on Saturday 20th April 2013