Introducing Architects of Grace
aaamusic | On 09, Feb 2011
Image Copyright Isabella Charlesworth
Architects Of Grace was born out of a need for Duncan Robert Illing to bring a breadth of ideas, visions and songs to life. Duncan began writing and recording demos at home in 2008, the material grew stronger, admirers gathered, in 2009 there was a self-financed debut single – Hot White Sun. It sold out and was then re-pressed in 2010.
2010 was all about writing and recording a debut album from which the single Reflection is drawn. During this period Duncan expanded his vision, and sought out like-minded musicians and friends to help bring his material to the masses, taking the opportunity to spread his creation as part of a collective. Reflection is due for release via Procession Recordings on April 4th 2011. While the single and forthcoming debut album are products of one man’s vision, the band exists as a group for live performances and sessions.
With a punch of reverb-laden guitars, a glorious contrast of guitars stabbing punctuation throughout the verse, a huge chorus, texture and beauty, Reflection is a perfect introduction to the debut album, Moments In Time, which is released on April 11th 2011. Just take a listen.
With a host of influences spanning the post-punk alternative movement, additional comparisons to David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails, are well deserved, and only go to show how much potential there is for this group. It’s apparent Architects Of Grace are willing to work hard in pursuit of their creative vision and it’s only a matter of time before the world takes notice.
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