Watch Architects' hilarious sci-fi disaster movie-themed video for Tear Gas

Architects - Tear Gas
(Image credit: Epitaph)

Architects will release a new studio album, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit, via Epitaph on October 21.

And having already offered an initial taste of what to expect with the release, in April, of lead-off single When We Were Young, the Brighton-based quintet have shared a hilarious video for the album's second single, Tear Gas, in which they play panicked scientists manning planet earth's 'main control centre' as a global disaster looms.

Watch the video for Tear Gas below:

The band's tenth album, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit is the follow-up to last year’s UK number 1 album For Those That Wish To Exist.

The 11-song collection was produced by drummer Dan Searle and guitarist Josh Middleton, with additional production from vocalist Sam Carter at Deacon’s Middle Farm Studios and the group's own HQ, Electric Studios in Brighton, and is described by Searle as more "free, playful and spontaneous." It's available to pre-order now. 

The tracklisting for the classic symptoms of a broken spirit is:

1. deep fake 
2. tear gas 
3. spit the bone 
4. burn down my house - 
5. living is killing us 
6. when we were young 
7. doomscrolling 
8. born again pessimist 
9. a new moral low ground 
10. all the love in the world 
11. be very afraid 

Architects will support Biffy Clyro on their UK arena tour in November, at the following shows:

Nov 05: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Nov 06: OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Nov 08: 3Arena, Dublin, IRE
Nov 09: SSE Arena, Belfast
Nov 11: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Nov 12: The O2, London
Nov 14: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Nov 15: International Centre, Bournemouth

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.