Can you please introduce your band, yourself, and your role in the band?
My Name’s Tim HB and I play guitar in Architects
So, how did the band get started? What is the history behind the band?
We met at college in 2004, and between then and early 2007, went thru a couple of line-up changes to get to the final incarnation of the band we have today.
You are currently on tour with Oh, Sleeper, ETID, and BMTH. How is the tour going so far? I know ETID is just a fun band in general, any interesting, random stories you’d like to share?
The tour is going great so far. It’s a lot better for us than the last US tour we did for sure! BMTH are our best friends being on tour with them is always awesome, ETID are great dudes, and an incredible band. They’re definitely a fun band, last night they offered a free shirt for people to try this insane hot sauce, which resulted in a crowd gathering in the parking lot around a couple of dudes putting hot sauce in some pretty sensitive areas!
Even though your album, Hollow Crown, came out in February how do you guys feel about this release and what are you most proud of from Hollow Crown?
We’re really happy about how Hollow Crown came out and what we’ve achieved from it, especially in increasing our fan-base in the UK and enabling us to play to more places around the world. Im really happy about how the songs go over live too, reaction to the songs from it all over the world have been insane!
What are your plans after this tour is over? More touring? Recording? Sleeping?
After this tour we have a few days off at home, then we go straight out to do the Never Say Die Tour in UK/Europe, which will be awesome! Then after that we’re taking a couple of months off to try and finish up our next record, then after that it’ll be more touring until we go record it later next year.
Is there any specific meaning behind the bands’ name, Architects?
To be Honest, not really. We had to think of a name quickly and wanted a one-word band name, and Architects was the one that we felt suited the band the most out of the ideas we had.
How did you guys get started playing music? Who is your biggest influence?
We all just started playing our instruments for fun when we where real young, and then started getting into more challenging music, and subsequently challenging ourselves to get better as we got older so we could be like our favourite bands!
What has been the most memorable experience about being in a band?
There are so many that it’d be hard to choose, but I would have to say our First UK tour would be my most memorable experience from this band. The excitement, and the lack of expectation are things I really miss. Doing what we do now is incredible, but that child-like curiosity and care-free attitude to what we where doing was so fun back then because everything was amazing and we didn’t really know what we where doing!
What are the future goals of Architects?
Our goals now are the same as they’ve always been, to keep producing records that we’re stoked about, to keep building our fan-base and to play a lot of shows!
Any last words for Driven Far Off?
Alan Dino’s dog frog disco