#Archive12 is the working title of the twelfth studio album from South London collective Archive.
A 17 track double album (triple LP) recorded at RAK studios in London and scheduled for release early 2022.
Deluxe editions of the album also include a bonus soundtrack album of new and exclusive instrumentals, as featured in the band’s Super 8 documentary that will accompany the release of the album.
Produced by Archive and long time collaborator Jérome Devoise, #Archive12 is the band’s first studio set since 2016’s The False Foundation.
Talking about the new album Darius Keeler says, “Writing our twelfth studio album was an extraordinary time for the band. The song writing became an unfolding narrative as the world got stranger and more disturbing everyday. With people’s freedoms being pushed to the brink, the suffering Covid caused and the terrible events in the US lead by Trump and the rise of the Right, anything seemed possible.
To reflect on these times as artists brought up a darkness and an anger, but also a strange kind of inspiration that was at times unsettling. It really made us appreciate the power of music and how lucky we are to be able to express our feelings in this way.
It seems there is light at the end of the tunnel, but there are always shadows within that light”.