I managed to catch The Hemingways in prototype form in August 2016 when I noticed that, along with Kingston’s Death Pigs, solo singer James Burrage would be bringing his distinctive soulful vocals to South London’s The Cavendish Arms. An entertaining evening with an eclectic line up in which James did
It’s a few years since Alex Turner’s memorable acceptance speech at the BRITS which resonated with its coda: “That rock 'n'roll, eh? That rock'n'roll, it just won't go away.”. We seem to go through cycles of absurd reports of the death of guitar music followed by lofty claims that such
Sat in the stands at Lords Cricket Ground on a day off as the rain poured down on an English summer's day, the best efforts of very enthusiastic Afghan fans celebrating their new found Test status was not quite enough to lift my spirits. So I reached for my iPod
I typically don't do this, but I'm going to start this premiere off fairly blunt: I really, really fell head over heals for this song when I first heard it.
Canadian trio Ivory Hours are gearing up for the release of their new record Dreamworld. Ahead of its official unveiling on
Clue Records are a kick-ass label us AMBY folks are quite fond of. Based in Leeds, the purely independent DIY music lovers promote and help the bands they love. With a mission we completely support, we are so pleased to be teaming up with Clue Records to support their latest
“Mould” is the lead single from Manchester quartet Easy Kill’s debut EP “Already Entitled”. It’s marked “Doom Pop” on their SoundCloud page but if that sounds depressing the track is anything but. In fact the “Dream Pop” label isn’t far off capturing an emotive track that despite it’s cataloguing of
As I mentioned in our Best Concert Photos of 2014 post, it's amazing to see how much the AMBY team has expanded since last year. When I started this website, the "team" was initially just family members writing whenever we had some spare time, posting one article a day --
There’s a real old school sound to Juke, not surprising with influences cited such as BB King, Muddy Waters, The Clash, Springsteen, and Howling Wolf. But there’s a freshness too that brings the band’s love of soul and rhythm and blues to a modern audience with indie sensibility.
“Pins and Needles”
We first introduced our readers to South Wales quartet Denim Snakes on March 2nd by using their debut single Party Hard as Song of the Day. Flash forward to May, the band are currently in the studio recording new material for their upcoming album and Party Hard is now officially
Having formed in the late summer of 2013, Isle of Wight trio Polar Maps are currently writing and recording material for their forthcoming debut EP. In our latest feature with the band, Polar Maps told A Music Blog, Yea? they've been "working hard to get it out asap, along with