Just last week, not only did Brighton metalcore troupe Architects win the Best Album award for ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ at the inaugural Heavy Music Awards, but they also performed some blistering sets at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival over the bank holiday weekend.
Whilst at the Reading Festival date, vocalist Sam Carter and drummer Dan Searle confirmed in an exclusive chat with Rock Sound that they have indeed been writing and working on a follow-up to the record.
During the talk, Sam revealed, “Dan and Josh (Middleton, touring guitarist) have been writing. Ali (Dean, bassist) has been writing. It’s been a lot of work, but it seems to be flowing very naturally, and it’s fun. We almost have too much stuff. Now we’re gonna trim it back, and work on each song individually that we have now, and start demoing vocals. It’s really coming together.”
You can watch the brief video interview where both Sam and Dan talk further about progress thus far.
Understandably, due to the tragic circumstances following the release of ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’, in which guitarist and principle songwriter Tom Searle sadly passed away following his battle with cancer, the band’s desire and ambition to top themselves with each release alongside ensuring that they honour Tom‘s memory and work, the pressure is high and the band are ensuring that they’re taking their time with this one with no deadlines in mind.
The band also recently announced they’ll be performing a headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace on February 3rd 2018, which will be the biggest headline show of their career thus far.