Interview: Architects Talk Battle Scars, New Music And Their “Really Weird Year”

Brighton metalcore band Architects have toured relentlessly behind their sixth studio album Lost Forever // Lost Together, which dropped in March this year. Lead vocalist Sam Carter and guitarist/keyboardist Tom Searle recently sat down with Music Feeds’ Mike Hohnen to talk through their “really weird year” playing to fans around the world.

Recently in the country for an Architects headline tour, the band also played a number of massive shows in support of The Amity Affliction. Discussing their performance at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory in early September, the boys reveal a battle scar. “Sydney was fucking crazy. No barrier, it was just nuts,” Carter says. “You had someone cut your hand with a tooth,” Searle adds, before Carter reveals the rather minor gig-induced injury.

Architects appear to be coming to terms with their success in Australia, buoyed by support from fellow artists. “We’ve had lots of encouragement from other bands,” Searle says. “Joel in particular, in Amity [Affliction] has always been like ‘You guys are doing great here’… But you still don’t believe [your success] until you see it with your own eyes.”

Architects are already “a few songs deep” into their seventh studio album, which they’re hoping to start recording next year.

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