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Architects: Alexandra Palace, London

Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 5 February 2018

EIGHTEEN MONTHS after their guitarist's death, the Brighton metal band turn a ferocious evening into a poignant homage

Architects receive an ovation simply for walking on stage tonight, a mass outpouring of sympathy for a tragedy that recently befell the band. Eighteen months ago, their guitarist and main songwriter, Tom Searle, died at the age of 28 after three years with skin cancer. His twin brother and Architects' co-founder, Dan, remains the band's drummer.

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