Archive

Archive

Profile:
Trip hop group from the UK. Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths formed Archive in 1994 together with female singer Roya Arab and young rapper Rosko John. Due to some dispute among themselves, the band broke up in 1996.
Later (1999), Darius and Danny reformed Archive along with Susanne Wooder and Matheu Martin to produce their second album "Take My Head". After "Take My Head" the line up of the Band changed again including now singer Craig Walker (former front man for Power of Dreams). In 2001 they produced their third album, "You All Look The Same To Me", a more rock oriented disc than electronic or pop. Two years later, "Noise" and "Unplugged" are the follow ups to "You All Look The Same To Me", and they are keeping the same musical formation as before. The band composed also in 2003 the soundtrack to the French film Michel Vaillant.

Archive began their Europe tour in November 2004 without Walker, and without notifying ticket holders. Increasing shouts of 'Where's Craig?" from bemused fans at the concerts in Poland and France finally prompted a notice on the website that Craig absence was "due to unforeseen circumstances". Another statement from Darius Keeler hinted at personal problems keeping Walker from touring. In an interview with the TV station arte in late 2005, Keeler and Griffiths stated that Walker is in fact no longer with Archive and is working on a solo album, whereas Walker has stated that he left Archive due to personal differences with management and other band members.

In autumn of 2004, Archive announced that Dave Pen (Birdpen) would replace Walker on the Noise tour - due to the continuing personal problems between Walker and the rest of the band. During this same tour, Keeler and Griffiths met the singer Pollard Berrier at one of their shows in Vienna, Austria. The three began writing and rehearsing together, and were recording in Southside Studios (4), London, by September 2005.

Finally, in 2006, they release "Lights", their latest disc, including most of the previous line up (with Darius Keeler, Danny Griffiths, Maria Q, who was a chorist on "Take My Head", Dave Penney, singer on "Y.A.L.T.S" and "Noise" and Pollard Berrier).
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Archive Discography

Albums

Archive Londinium (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK, Europe & US 1996 Sell This Version
Archive Take My Head (Album) Independiente UK 1999 Sell This Version
Archive You All Look The Same To Me (Album, EP) Hangman Records (3) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Archive Michel Vaillant (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) EastWest France 2003 Sell This Version
Archive Michel Vaillant (Album) Warner Music France France 2003 Sell This Version
Archive Noise (Album) EastWest France 2004 Sell This Version
5046754872 Archive Unplugged(CD, Album) Warner Music France 5046754872 UK & France 2004 Sell This Version
Archive Lights (Album) Warner Music France France 2006 Sell This Version
Archive Live At The Zenith (Album) Warner Music France, Warner Music France UK 2007 Sell This Version
Archive Controlling Crowds (Album) Warner Music France France 2009 Sell This Version
Archive Controlling Crowds Part IV (Album) Warner Music France France 2009 Sell This Version
2564686603 Archive Controlling Crowds The Complete Edition Parts I-IV(2xCD, Album, Enh, Tri) Warner Music France 2564686603 France 2009 Sell This Version
Archive Demos And Tracks From The Archives (Album) Not On Label (Archive Self-released) Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Archive Tour 2010 Live - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 17th January 2010(2xCDr, Ltd) Concert Live none UK 2010 Sell This Version
2564683387 Archive Live At La Géode(CD, Ltd) Warner Music France 2564683387 France 2010 Sell This Version
none Archive Tour 2010 Live - Le Zenith, Paris, 23rd January 2010(2xCDr, Ltd) Concert Live none UK 2010 Sell This Version
Archive With Us Until You're Dead (Album) Dangervisit Records Poland 2012 Sell This Version
none Archive Demos And Tracks From The Archives 2(CDr) Not On Label (Archive Self-released) none UK 2012 Sell This Version
Archive Axiom (Album) Dangervisit UK 2014 Sell This Version
Archive Restriction (Album) Dangervisit Russia 2015 Sell This Version
VISIT06CD Archive Unrestricted(CD) Dangervisit VISIT06CD Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Archive Londinium (Single, Maxi) Island Records, Island Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Archive So Few Words (Single, Maxi) Island Records, Island Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
3755 Archive Nothing Else (extrait de la Bande originale du film 'Déjà Mort')(CD, Single, Promo) Island Records, PolyGram 3755 France 1998 Sell This Version
Archive The Way You Love Me (Maxi) Independiente UK 1999 Sell This Version