Those nice folk over at Triple J are marking the release of Architecture In Helsinki‘s fourth album Moment Bends by streaming the record in its entirety all week.
They are also running an interview with the pop five-piece, who recently put out the first single from the album, Contact High. The interview, with Cameron Bird and Kellie Sutherland, saw them explain why there was a gap of four years between this album and their previous, 2007’s internationally acclaimed Places Like This.
Bird explained, “With our last record… we recorded it in four weeks which for us is kind of ridiculously short. With this record there were songs on the album we took longer than four weeks to record. So it was a very different process from our last record and we were kind of into that.”
And, it seems, Moment Bends is the most satisfying record frontman Bird has made yet, saying, “I guess we just wanted to be a little less rambunctious and a little more refined. In a weird way this is the record that we’ve always tried to make but it’s just the way that it eventuated took a few records.”
The band have just rushed off to Europe to promote the record there, will return to Australia in May for a couple of shows, before then jetting off to tour the USA.
In other Architecture in Helsinki news, it has curiously emerged that none other than John Farnham was inspiration for the new album, as detailed in an interview with Undercover.fm.