CRAFT RECORDINGS TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER VINYL REISSUE OF ARCHIVE’S 1999 ALBUM25th July 2022 0 By John Deaux
Archive, the acclaimed south London collective, announce the reissue of their 1999 international breakthrough album Take My Head, available on vinyl for the first time since its original release. It can be pre-ordered now (https://found.ee/archive-takemyhead) and will be released on 26 August via Craft Recordings.
Their second album, following the release of Londinium through Island Records in 1996, Take My Head is significant in the illustrious career of Archive. Released on Independiente, the album features the eerie opening track ‘You Make Me Feel’, which made an impact throughout Europe, paving the way for them to become one of the UK’s biggest live exports to the continent.
The album saw Danny Griffiths and Darius Keeler work together with singer Suzanne Wooder and Matt Martin on percussion for the first time, and it features a mix of pop and symphonic trip hop with tracks such as ‘Brother’, ‘The Pain Gets Worse’ and the melodic ‘Cloud in the Sky’.
Archive are a modern post-rock collective that have released 12 studio albums in their almost 30-year career. Since their formation in Croydon, South London, in 1994, Archive have operated as masters of their own destiny, eschewing prevailing trends for a more unique musical blend of their own. Various line-up changes over the years saw Keeler and Griffiths deciding to retire the idea of the ‘lead singer’ in favour of a more flexible collective approach. Archive have consistently toured through Europe throughout their career, playing ever-growing shows as well as headlining festivals.
Archive released its Call to Arms & Angels album in April of this year. Their tour through Europe this October and November will see them play their largest headline show to date at Paris Accor Arena on 25 November, with the final show of the tour at EartH Hall in East London on 26 November.
Take My Head LP tracklist
1. You Make Me Feel
2. The Way You Love Me
4. Well Known Sinner
5. The Pain Gets Worse
2. Cloud In The Sky
3. Take My Head
4. Love In Summer
5. Rest My Head On You
6. Home [hidden track]
Call to Arms & Angels Tour 2022
Fri 7 – Dijon, La Vapeur
Sat 8 – Tours, Le Palais Des Conges
Sun 9 – Maastricht, Muziekgieterij
Tue 11 – Krakow, Studio Club
Wed 12 – Warsaw, Torwar Hall
Thr 13 – Gdansk, Stary Manez
Sat 15 – Berlin, Columbiahalle
Sun 16 – Hannover, Pavillon
Mon 17 – Hamburg, Markthalle
Tue 18 – Dortmund, Fzw
Wed 19 – Cologne, E-werk
Fri 21 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg
Sat 22 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
Tue 25 – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Wed 26 – Stuttgart, Lka Longhorn
Thr 27 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
Sat 29 – Zurich, Volkshaus
Sun 30 – Geneva, Alhambra
Mon 31 – Munich, Muffathalle
Wed 2 – Erlangen, E-werk
Thr 3 – Dresden, Alter Schlachthof
Sat 5 – Budapest, Akvarium Klub
Sun 6 – Vienna, Arena Wien
Mon 7 – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
Tue 8 – Rome, Auditorium Parco Della Musica
Wed 9 – Milan, Santeria Toscana 31
Fri 11 – Marseille, Le Silo
Sat 12 – Toulouse, Le Bikini
Sun 13 – Bordeaux, Le Rocher De Palmer
Mon 14 – La Rochelle, La Siréne
Tue 15 – Renne, Le Liberté
Wed 16 – Clermont Ferrand, La Cooperative De Mai
Fri 18 – Lyon, L’amphi 3000
Sat 19 – Nancy, L’autre Canal
Mon 21 – Nantes, La Carriere
Tue 22 – Rouen, Le 106
Wed 23 – Lille, L’aeronef
Fri 25 – Paris, Accor Arena
Sat 26 – London, EartH Hall
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