Various line-up changes over the years saw Keeler and Griffiths subsequently deciding to retire the idea of the “lead singer”, in favour of a more flexible collective approach moving forward.
12 studio albums in to their career, Archive have headlined festivals throughout Europe and grown to be one of the UK’s biggest live exports to the continent. 2019 sees the release of a career-spanning Retrospective collection “25” – marking the 25th anniversary of the collective’s formation.
Talking about the “25” project, Darius Keeler said, “It felt like the right moment to take a breath, take stock of how far we’ve come. I’m really proud of the work we’ve done as a collective, and I’m excited to be celebrating that work in 2019.”
“It’s also been a great opportunity to collaborate with some new people, I think the track with Band Of Skulls (‘Remains Of Nothing’) is one of the best things we’ve ever done, and working with Steve Mason was a real honour too”, says Keeler.