Melbourne five piece Architecture In Helsinki are set to be the next horse brought into the Modular stable joining such acts as Tame Impala and Cut Copy on the local Steve Pavlovic led label. Having already burned through several labels over their tree album career, even releasing on their own label Tailem Bend, let’s hope Modular proves to be a comfy home for the expansive pop aficionados.
Along with he announcement of their singing to Modular, the band have also let slip that their fourth album is due for release on April 8 and is to be titled Moment Bends, their follow up to 2007’s Places Like This. Recorded in the band’s studio space, humbly named Buckingham Palace, Moment Bends has taken shape over a two year period with the help of longtime collaborator Francois Tetaz (Sally Seltmann, Gotye, Lior).
“Moment Bends was all about being at one with our ideas, obsessed with popular music and falling in love with our hometown. We wanted to build a record to get lost in,” said chief songwriter Cameron Bird to Mess + Noise.
With the band having their hands full with festival appearances over the coming months including Playground Weekender in Wiseman’s Ferry, NSW, on February 19; MS Fest in Launceston, Tasmania, on February 26; and Golden Plains in Meredith, Victoria, on March 13, expect to hear more about the album and the band later in the year.