Home to so much of the UK's creative talent, the city of Brighton and Hove remains best known for its bohemian seaside mix of university types, arty types and lesbian and gay types. The result is an exciting, vibrant city awash with design savvy, tidy kitsch and the earnest self-employed, labouring over laptops, lattes and designer stubble.
It is also home to metalcore outfit Architects, who have being making waves (oof) with their melodic hardcore designs (ouch) since first getting together in 2004, firstly as Inharmonic and then Counting the Days, before settling on Architects.
Their debut record was 2006's 'Nightmares', the first of four full-length releases to date, and it began a slow burn that has seen Architects pick up five-star reviews from Kerrang! and play the main stages at Reading and Leeds Festivals.
The most recent record, last year's 'The Here and Now', signalled a further shift away from their technical metal roots toward a more melodic sound. As with earlier albums, it has been well received, collecting a number of four-star reviews and charting just outside the UK top 50. Architects are following five sold-out dates in December with a new tour for April.
The headline tour kicks off with a hometown show in Brighton on 1st April, followed by UK dates in Reading, Cardiff, Belfast, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and others, before the final gig at the Underground in Stoke on 17th April. There's also an Ireland date in Dublin on 6th April. Support comes from Stray from the Path and Rolo Tomassi.
We will have tickets available when they go on sale at 9AM on Friday 13th January, priced £12 for UK dates.