Release Date: Jan 12, 2015
Record label: PIAS
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Head here to submit your own review of this album. When it gets the point where a band or artist actually reaches their tenth studio album, they really are deserving of a massive pat on the back or mass applause. In today's music industry, for a band to even reach their third album is rare, so be on the tenth album is something of an anomaly. Archive are flying the flag for longevity and perseverance, but Restriction is a demonstration that extensive experience can lead to a serious case of sitting in the comfort zone.
When British bands look back at their careers and see that the term “big in Europe” has been applied to their output, you wouldn’t blame them for feeling a little downhearted. But in the case of London based genre-bashers Archive, the fact that they haven’t yet broken into the UK mainstream music consciousness in their near 20 year career has never seemed to bother them much. Having styled themselves as a collective, as opposed to a regular band, Archive are set to release their tenth studio album Restriction, and it sees the band on dependable form.