Archive debut “The False Foundation” video

Archive debut video for "The False Foundation". The title-track is off their latest release, now out on Dangervisit/Pias. Archive, play 11/30 in London, UK.
Photo by David Levine

Archive, released their The False Foundation, earlier this month on Dangervisit via [PIAS], today they have released a video to the album’s intense title track, directed by their regular collaborators NYSU. Of the track, vocalist/writer Dave Pen comments: “We’re all easily manipulated by so many things, be it advertising, religion, love, cults, the things we trust in. Our fears are channelled by the powers that be, but the False Foundations are built on sand and can easily crumble. I guess that’s ultimately what the song’s about… Arms raised up the love collective, we’re all heading to the land of pure happiness!” 

The False Foundation is the follow-up to last year’s Restriction LP which saw the collective take on a mammoth tour across Europe playing their biggest and most successful shows of their 20 year career, including two nights at the 6,000 capacity Zenith venue in Paris, plus main stage appearances at many of Europe’s major festivals.

Speaking about the new album, Darius Keeler says: “I think just knowing that we were working on our tenth album made this one feel like a landmark record. Our history as a collective has been a mad journey, we’ve trodden such a strange path to arrive at where we are today, and I think in a way that informed the new record and emboldened us to make what is probably the Archive album that I’m most proud of to date”.

Talking about the genesis of the album title Keeler adds: “People are going to read in to who or what The False Foundation is, I guess, but they’re going to have to draw their own conclusions. I have my own take on it, let’s just say there are a lot of potential candidates out there in the world today.”

Archive will the touring Europe throughout November, ending the run with a London headline show on November 30th at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in London