Archive Noise - The album featuring the single “Fuck U” – out now via all UK Digital Download Stores
Noise is Archive’s fourth studio album and it’s an emotional, colourful detonation. Conceived in London, the album benefited from a kind of prolific creative frenzy. Strings were recorded, as well as an acoustic bonus album, at Studio Davout, Paris, with the assistance of Jerome Devoise, their French mixing engineer.
Long-term Archivists Darius and Danny tweak and refine their soundscapes with taste and flair, scuffing-up a drum-loop here, adding dream-dust there. Baroque-sounding keyboards blend timbres and textures as judiciously as Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden, Portishead’s Dummy, or My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless.
The lead track from Noise is “Fuck U” - a bitter lyrical pill that soothes and agitates, flows and grates simultaneously.
Played extensively on European radio (the core message becoming sufficiently lost in the translation) the band back up the airplay on “Fuck U” and a recently released “Noise – Unplugged” acoustic album (topping up the 100,000 units over the counter in France in the regular CD), with extensive European festival dates – covering the Belgium in the north, Spain in the west, Greece in the east and Italy in the south.
“Noise” and “Fuck U” are available in the UK via all major download services including iTunes, Napster, Tiscali, MSN, MTV, Wanadoo, My Coke, NTL, Connect, Virgin and HMV.