Architects have released an emotive new documentary which sees the band discussing the events which have led up to the forthcoming release of their eighth studio album, ‘Holy Hell.’
The band detail the aftermath of losing founding member Tom Searle to their recognition that “the only path was forward” following their loss. Searle died on August 20, 2016, following a three-year battle with cancer. He was 28 years old. After his death, tributes from the music world poured in.
The 20-minute film features interviews, video from the recording of ‘Holy Hell’ and footage from Architects’ sold-out performance at Alexandra Palace to 10,000 fans in February 2018.
You can watch the documentary here:
Drummer Dan Searle, who can be seen in the opening moments of the documentary, said: “I guess the biggest lesson I’ve learned, that’s repeatedly come to me and actually underpins the whole meaning behind the record is that you can go through terrible things and come out as a better person at the other end of it.”
The Brighton-based spoke about the release of their forthcoming album earlier this year. In a press release, the group’s drummer – and Searle’s twin brother – Dan said: “Ultimately, there were two choices. Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live.
“I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
He added that the record, which was self-produced by himself and guitarist Josh Middleton, is “about pain; the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it…There is value in pain,” he said. “It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
The band have also released two new tracks from their forthcoming album, ‘Royal Beggars’ and ‘Hereafter’, as well as announcing their biggest ever European and UK tour to date in 2019.
You can buy tickets for the gigs here and view the UK tour dates below. ‘Holy Hell’ is released on 9 November via Epitaph Records.
Architects 2019 UK tour dates
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
15 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley