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Archive

Band, *1994 GB
Rock and Electronic
A.k.a. Darius Keeler, Danny Griffiths, Craig Walker

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).

        
Popular Tracks   
Bullets on Controlling Crowds by Archive
Fuck U on Noise by Archive
Again on You All Look The Same To Me by Archive
You Make Me Feel on Take My Head by Archive
Nothing Else on 25 by Archive
Remains of Nothing on 25 by Archive
Fear There & Everywhere on Call To Arms & Angels by Archive
Nothing Else - Version on Versions by Archive
Lights on Lights by Archive
Controlling Crowds on Controlling Crowds by Archive

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Remains Of NothingArchive2019Album
Restriction / The False FoundationArchive2018Compil.
Greatest Live HitsArchive2016Album
You All Look The Same To Me / Live At The ZenithArchive2016Compil.
The False FoundationArchive2016Album
UnrestrictedArchive2015Album
Kid CornerArchive2015Album
RestrictionArchive2015Album
RestrictionArchive2014Album
AxiomArchive2014Album
Stick Me In My HeartArchive2013Single
Controlling Crowds / You All Look The Same To MeArchive2012Album
Wiped Out E.P.Archive2012Album
Original Album SeriesArchive2012Album
With Us Until You're DeadArchive2012Album
SępArchive2012Compil.
HatchetArchive2012Single
SilentArchive2012Single
Les Inrocks Live At L'Elisee Montmartre 2002Archive2012Album
Live In AthensArchive2011Album
Tour 2010 Live - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 17th January 2010Archive2010Album
Live At La GéodeArchive2010Album
Tour 2010 Live - Le Zenith, Paris, 23rd January 2010Archive2010Album
The Empty BottleArchive2009Album
The Empty BottleArchive2009Single
BulletsArchive2009Single
BulletsArchive2009Album
PillsArchive2009Album
Controlling CrowdsArchive2009Album
Controlling Crowds Part IVArchive2009Album
Controlling Crowds The Complete Edition Parts I-IVArchive2009Album
You All Look The Same To Me / NoiseArchive2008Compil.
Live At The Zenith / LightsArchive2008Album
Archive VS Michel VaillantArchive2007Album
Live At The ZenithArchive2007Album
Music For FilmsArchive2007Album
LightsArchive2006Album
SystemArchive2006Single
SaneArchive2006Single
Live At The Ancienne BelgiqueArchive2005Album
Live At Le Nuits BotaniqueArchive2005Album
Fuck UArchive2004Single
Get OutArchive2004Single
NoiseArchive2004Album
Acoustic SessionArchive2004Album
Noise - 3 Track SamplerArchive2004Album
UnpluggedArchive2004Album
SleepArchive2004Single
Michel Vaillant (Bande Originale Du Film)Archive2003Album
Michel Vaillant - Making Of De L'AlbumArchive2003Single
Michel VaillantArchive2003Album
FriendArchive2003Single
NumbArchive2002Single
AgainArchive2002Album
You All Look The Same To MeArchive2002Album
Men Like You / MeonArchive2002Album
The Absurd EPArchive2002Album
GoodbyeArchive2002Single
Men Like YouArchive2002Album
It Sounds Good To UsArchive2002Compil.
You All Look The Same To MeArchive2001Album
Cloud In The SkyArchive2000Album
The Pain Gets WorseArchive2000Single
WomanArchive2000Album
Take My HeadArchive1999Album
You Make Me FeelArchive1999Single
Take My HeadArchive1999Album
Take My Head Album SamplerArchive1999Album
The Way You Love MeArchive1999Single
Nothing ElseArchive1997Single
LondiniumArchive1996Album
So Few WordsArchive1996Single
Londinium (S)Archive1996Album
LondiniumArchive1996Single
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