Formed in 2017 in Preston, Lancashire, The Amber List’s sound is a classic indie guitar driven one, peppered with harmonic interludes and touched with atmospherics.
If looking for a frame of reference think Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen and the La’s, crossed with Doves, R.E.M and a helping of The Smiths.
All members of the band have flirted with the limelight, with previous releases on Virgin and Action records and supporting the likes of The Stone Roses, Gene, Hard-fi, The Saw Doctors, The Cleaners from Venus and Bronski Beat.
With several highly acclaimed EPs under their belt and a debut album on permanent rotation on many indie stations The Amber List make serious music for discerning listeners.
Mick Shepherd: Lead vocals, bass
Tony Cornwell : Guitars, backing vocals atmospheres, racket
Simon Dewhurst: Drums, percussion, backing vocals
‘The Ache of Being’ follows our 2019 EP, ‘The Ever Present Elephant’ and continues to tackle similar themes, from global issues to those closer to home.
We have taken the opportunity to try new things, explore different sound textures and to find the right instrumentation for each piece, exploring harmonies and rhythms.
We hope The Amber List sound, high on melodies and harmonies against a backdrop of driving guitars and rhythms, shines through on this new collection of songs. We hope it still sounds like us?
The creative process was a truly 'local' one.
All credit to John Kettle @TMP studios for his advice, ability to tease out the detail and clarity from our varied sound palette and his ability to tell us 'no'.
We would like to say many thanks to Matt at Yeager studios for his support and skills in the initial recording of the album.
Cover art was created by Nick Rhodes @Switchopen. Nick has created artwork for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Elbow, Fleet Foxes, The National, Queens of the Stone Age and The Flaming Lips to name but a few.
Sleeve design was created by long time collaborator and friend of the band Stephen Caton @Source Creative. Stephen is an award winning designer and has an extensive client list, working with the likes of Creative Lancashire, Patrick Grant and local legend Wayne Hemmingway.
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