Their ambiguous posts yesterday left us wondering what they were up to, and the boys in Architects have definitely not disappointed with the follow-up today. They’ve released a new single, ‘Hereafter’ and announced a UK/EU tour, the ‘Holy Hell’ tour, including four UK dates in large venues such the SSE Arena Wembley which holds 12,500. Oh, and this tour will be on A NEW ALBUM! They’re due to release ‘Holy Hell’ in early November.
The supports on this tour look very promising. Main support comes from Ohio legends Beartooth, who are set to release their third album ‘Disease’ this month. If the singles are anything to go by, Toof should have no problem getting thousands of people hyped up on their new album material. The other support band, Australian five-piece Polaris, should also get the crowd warmed up well with bangers such as ‘The Remedy’ from their 2017 debut album ‘The Mortal Coil’. This tour is undoubtedly going to be one for the books.
- 14/01/19 O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
- 17/01/19 O2 Academy Glasgow
- 18/01/19 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
- 19/01/19 SSE Arena Wembley, London
As for the single, ‘Hereafter’, as with ‘Doomsday’, this sounds pretty similar to material from ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’, although there are some beautiful clean vocals here too. Lyrically, this is signature Architects, with personal struggles presented as metaphors as Sam Carter (vox) asks, “Should I come up for air?” and ends the chorus with the memorable “I’m fighting with broken bones.” And of course, there’s a pre-breakdown “BLEGH”. Because a ‘Techts album without a “BLEGH” is like a pop punk band without drama – fucking unheard of these days.
‘Holy Hell’ will be released 9th November, and tickets for tour this Friday, 9AM, BST.