Architects at Sonisphere: ‘Biffy Clyro are an inspiration to us’

Brighton hardcore band also welcome bassist Ali Dean back during Knebworth show

Architects have said they would love to replicate Biffy Clyro‘s career.

Speaking to NME backstage at Sonisphere, singer Sam Carter responded to a question about what band’s career they would love to have by saying:

Biffy Clyro. They’re a complete inspiration to us. They started out small with a couple of quite weird records and now they’ve grown into one of the biggest bands in Britain. We’d love to get to that sort of level.”


The singer also said the Brighton band had no hesitation in welcoming bassist Ali Dean back into the band, after he’d left Architects earlier in the year due to family commitments.

Asked if they’d had any problems with the idea of Dean returning, he replied: “No, it was an easy decision. He left because he needed to sort things out with his family and we respected that, but then he got back in touch and was like ‘I really want to do this’ and we said ‘Great, come back, we’ve missed you’.”

Carter also revealed that the band have a clutch of songs written for a new album, saying: “We’ve got four so far, one’s heavy, one’s pretty soft, as far as a direction it could go either way.”

He added that the band were planning a UK headline tour for later in the year after they support Bring Me The Horizon in the US. He said: “We’re looking at 1000 to 2500 venues, hopefully at the end of the year.”

Architects had earlier played a set on the festival’s Apollo Stage, which Carter described as “mind blowing. It was so amazing to see so many people there.”

Architects played:

‘Day In Day Out’
‘Delete Rewind’
‘Follow The Water’
‘In Elegance’
‘Early Grave’


Sonisphere continues today with sets from Weezer, You Me At Six and a headline set from Biffy Clyro.

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