The Archive song that started the ball rolling for me was a song affectionately called Fuck U . My most favorite two words, and I imagine, yours too, no?
I’ll tell you, those Brits from across the pond sure do know their music. Archive‘s style of music ranges from rock, trip hop, electronica… shall I go on? Let’s just call it what it is: Alternative. I first became aware of Archive the way I come across most of the new music I hear: my bro. The Archive song that started the ball rolling for me was a song affectionately called Fuck U . My most favorite two words, and I imagine, yours too, no?
The band’s energy gets amplified by what their audience feeds them.
Archive likes to experiment with their music. Let’s take a look at their 2004 album, Noise for example. Every song on the album will evoke a different emotion out of the listener, and it’s a great mood shifter of an album because of that fact. This band is one of those underrated gems that get practically no recognition. Archive can’t even seem to get love from their native land. No, it seems like where Archive really broke were countries like Greece, for example. That’s alright though because Archive definitely caught my ear and I hope that you’ll agree that some of the best type of bands are the ones whose popularity is based on the intimacy of the loyal following they do have. Hell, Archive have been around since 1994. That’s almost 20 years, folks. You would think that after all that time that the band would up and call it quits once and for all, but why? They know they’re a good band, and who cares whether a band is recognized in their own country or not? It’s about the music after all, and witnessing Archive live is certainly a sight to behold. The band’s energy gets amplified by what their audience feeds them. Now a little bit more about the music…
Archive’s sound is very 90’s. You could say that being such an eclectic band anyway, there was no consensus within the members of the band to upgrade their sound because the times have changed. What would be the point, after all? Too many groups fall into the trap of changing their sound to suit the times, and where does that get them? More fans? More recognition? I don’t think so. If you’re reading this and you’re fans of Portishead and Massive Attack but also enjoy the sounds of nice crunchy guitars, then this is one band you need to be checking out.
Want more? Well here you go (Ed. Note: When you click on said link, Amazon will also feature a band called The Archives. That’s not the same group, so totally ignore them, unless of course you are also a fan of The Archives.)