For the past fortnight we’ve been focusing on the biggest names of the Bank Holiday weekend and if Architects don’t fall into that bracket just yet then it’s only a matter of time.
Opening up a main stage boasting My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds To Mars, Bring Me The Horizon et all is no easy task but this band can do the business.
Band Name: Architects
Date: Friday August 26 (Reading)/Saturday August 27 (Leeds)
Stage: Main Stage
Hit or miss: HIT – With the release of January’s The Here And Now, melodic hardcore heroes Architects finally fulfilled years of untapped potential. Following it up with a slew of sensational live shows and shrugging off the frustration of their early years – marked by name changes and a musical identity crisis – the Brighton noiseniks are big news on the underground metal scene. Now is their chance to batter the mainstream and although early this will be a cracking set. Make no mistake.
Craziest song title: BTN. WTF?
Most bizarre band member name: Tim Hillier-Brook sounds like he should be a general carrying a rifle in Afghanistan not a guitar hero wielding an axe in Berkshire.
Current album: The Here And Now (2011)
Future prospects: Boasting one of the finest vocalists in the business in top shouter Sam Carter and with the thought-provoking tunes to match this lot have the world at their feet. Finally gaining the support they deserve from metal specialist Century Media Records and gaining a reputation as a killer live act it’s surely only a matter of time before Architects work their way up main stages the length and breadth of Britain. Opening at Reading/Leeds is a cracking opportunity to play to thousands of new faces and it’s a chance Carter and his crew will take with both hands.