Amplifier recently released their latest studio album ‘Mystoria’ and are currently in the midst of a European tour with Knifeworld and Awooga before heading back to the UK for two big shows in London and Manchester. To celebrate the band have launched a lyric video for the track ‘The Meaning Of If’ which you can check out here:
Sel Balamir checks in from the tour with this: ‘This song's proving to be a live favorite already. Heavy and Groovy - that's what Amplifier are all about.’
The tour dates left over are as follows:
Oct 15 Privatclub Berlin, Germany
Oct 16 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
Oct 17 Cacaofabriek Helmond, Netherlands
Oct 18 Le Batofar Paris, France
Nov 15 The Ritz w/ Kerbdog, Nine Black Alps, Hawk Eyes, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 16 The Forum w/ Kerbdog, Jamie Lenman Hawk Eyes, London, United Kingdom
The album is now available to order, with formats including a Mediabook CD including 2 bonus tracks and extended artwork & a gatefold vinyl LP version including the album on CD. You can order the album physically and digitally at the links below:
Superball Music store: http://smarturl.it/amplifierSBM
Burning Shed: http://www.smarturl.it/mystoria_bshed
Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/mystoriaAMAZONMP3
Check out the video for ‘Named After Rocky’, the first single from ‘Mystoria’ here: http://youtu.be/RblO4B6h2tc
Short by Amplifier’s standards at eleven songs and 45 minutes, the band have focused their dexterities into brief bursts of genre-spinning sound. “Mystoria doesn’t aspire to emulate any of its predecessors, ” Balamir says, “but I suppose like Echo Street the approach to making it is a lot simpler - it's just about the songs, pure and simple. We’d gone back to just trying to write great songs and melodies, and that's where we’ve decided to stay.”
With a career that spans almost 1000 gigs of every conceivable size over 14 years and 8 releases, including the behemoth double album The Octopus, which has come to be regarded as a modern classic, Amplifier have by this point progressed past being simply a band and have become a zen-like state of being.
Continents come and go.
Amplifier will still exist.
Amplifier will still melt your face.
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