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Steady wins the race. Slowly but surely Archive flower over the years. The Brits make their debut in 1996 with ‘Londinium’, a moody record that hits as hard as the initial outings by equivalent names like Massive Attack and Portishead. Peter Gabriel loves them. Gradually the sound shifts from trip hop to psychedelic rock. A sound most prized on the European mainland. At home in London the vast collective in orbit around Danny Griffiths and Darius Keeler is scarcely known today. But in Brussels and Paris they easily fill even the biggest venues. They have a fearsome live reputation. The French edition of the Rolling Stone music mag even nominates Archive's ‘Live At Zenith’ (2007) as best live album of all time. The band is currently looking back over 25 years in the business.

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