Archive will be celebrating 25 years since their formation in two unique nights dedicated to the top music moments of their career, in order to honor their special relationship with the Greek audience!
Friday, September 13th | Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Saturday, September 14th | Principal Club Theater
Known for their diverse influences and their unique approach to the way they perceive and define music, the duo of Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths are responsible for some of the highlights of the new wave of progressive rock.
Since their masterful downtempo debut, “Londinium” in 1996, every release of Archive has stumbled across different experiments, new sounds and social concerns.
Acting as masters of their own destinies, they bypass the prevailing trends and create their own unique music mix.
With the addition of Craig Walker (vocals) in 2002 and the release of their third album “You All Look the Same to Me”, the sound of the band expanded, displaying some more rockish rhythms, and the 16-minute song "Again" immediately became a radio success. Subsequently, “Michel Vaillant” and “Noise”, who offered us the anthem against George W. Bush “Fuck U”, took the band's reputation off and brought them on more psychedelic and progressive paths.
Walker's departure finds the band experimenting with more than one voice, a test that is introduced to us by “Lights” with Dave Pen, Maria Q and Pollard Berrier on vocals. The reviews received for this new British venture were glowing, with sold out concerts and loyal followers curious about the evolution of a band that never ceases to reinvent its music.
This continued with the glorified “Controlling Crowds I-III”, that was loved by the Greek audience, with “Bullets” reaching the top of the Greek charts and becoming the soundtrack of an entire generation. A result of the band's artistic bond with its Greek fans, was the DVD “Live in Athens”, which was filmed as part of their tour.
In 2012, “With Us Until You’re Dead” brings Holly Martin to the band, and a few years later “Axiom” accompanies their dystopian homonymous film. Two very good releases follow, “Restriction” (2015) and “The False Foundation” (2016) in which Archive continue to discover the limits of music creation.
For Archive, 2019 is an important year, celebrating their 25th anniversary and going through their highlights again, while for “25”, they are creating new music and collaborating with Band of Skulls and Steve Mason.
On Friday, September 13th, under the shadow of the Parthenon, Archive will give a unique performance, at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
A show designed exclusively for the Greek audience and of course for the magnificent Odeon.
A day later, on Saturday, September 14th, Archive will be at the Principal Club Theater to meet Thessaloniki’s audience again and celebrate their 25th anniversary!
Two enchanting nights with a beloved band!