Seventeen years and nine studio records into their career, Architects have conquered a new milestone and scored their very first #1 record with ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’.
The band have responded to the news on their Instagram, which you can read below.
“We are blown away. Never in our wildest dreams did we aspire to this. Even 1 week ago, when we released this record, there was no discussion between us of having a number 1 record.
We’ve been around for 16 years and this is our 9th (ninth) record – bands just don’t hit new peaks on their ninth record, but here we are. Four years ago we lost Tom and our worlds were turned upside down. The fact that we can stand here today with a No. 1 record in the UK, having lost our songwriter, having created a record that took so many risks, should be impossible, but here we are.
We owe a debt of gratitude to our fans. You rallied together and made this possible – we only just got over the line and every single one of you played your part – thank you for making this a reality, we are endlessly grateful.
Thank you to everyone involved with this record, there are too many to name but you know who you are. We love you all.”