Hailing from Preston, Lancashire in Northwest UK, The Amber List’s sound is a classic indie, guitar driven one, high on melody, peppered with harmonies and touched with atmospherics. Many have likened them to Doves, REM and Echo and the Bunnymen, and it’s fair to say you can hear the influence of such bands in their songs.
All three members of the band have flirted with the limelight in the past, with previous releases on Virgin and Action records and supporting the likes of The Stone Roses, Gene, Hard-fi, The Saw Doctors and Bronski Beat.
With a recent nomination for 'Best Indie Band' from a major internet radio station and several highly acclaimed eps and album tracks getting permanent rotation on many indie stations globally 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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