This week’s our Sunday Slaylist is taking a look at Beyond The Redshift, a one-day extravaganza of post-rock and post-metal, taking place at three venues across North London on 10 May 2014. The Forum, The Dome, and the Boston Music Rooms will play host to a variety of acts handpicked by the festival’s headline act and curators, those peerless Swedes Cult of Luna.
Amplifier is a British rock band from Manchester, United Kingdom. The band has released four albums and four EPs since its inception in 1999. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2004 by Music for Nations. Their second album, Insider was released in Europe in 2006 on the SPV label. Their third album, The Octopus, was released to fans in December 2010 ahead of a full release in January 2011.
The band's sound has been described as "Soundgarden Read more on Last.fm
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March 6th, 2013
April 15th, 2012
Manchester trio, Amplifier have announced the departure of bassist and founding member, Neil Mahony via an official statement:
“His real strength lies in his ability to generate great clouds of effects soundscapes, especially when improvising, through his bespoke and esoteric collection of pedals that we all built up together over the years.”
There is currently no change to their live commitments at this stage so we can only assume that a replacement is in the wings and that he/she will be just as great a bassist. Amplifier’s European tour with Anathema is due to start in Poland on 21 April 2012, ending at the London Koko on 03 May 2012.
December 20th, 2011
Amplifier released their third album, The Octopus at the start this year without the aid of a label. They’re more successful in 2011 than they ever have been and the album reached #5 in our Albums of 2011. We think Amplifier are great. Frontman, Sel Balamir took the time to talk to us about Muppets and squirrels whilst constructing the greatest meat-based nativity scene EVER.
December 7th, 2011
The votes are in, the arguments have been settled, and the fights concluded without too much bloodshed – The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011 list is here. We polled all of our writers, photographers, and contributors as to what their favourite records of the year have been, and through a series of complex mathematical formulae, we’ve calculated the 20 albums that have come out on top.
December 3rd, 2011
When Amplifier gave us our first taste of their latest album The Octopus, live in London earlier this summer, it’d be fair to say that they blew more than a fair few of our collective tits off. Well, there’s going to be a whole raft of new opportunities for Amplifier to blow an entire nations imaginary mammaries away over the next two weeks, as Amplifer are heading out on a UK tour from tomorrow night.
October 24th, 2011
We like Amplifier. When they released The Octopus earlier in 2011, we gave it a full on 6/6 and we said pretty much the same thing when we saw them live in London. We did think about offering the chance to go swimming with the band but instead you can win a pair of tickets to any date on their December 2011 tour, a copy of The Octopus AND a tshirt. It’s an awesome Amplifier goody bag!
June 24th, 2011
When Amplifer announced their two UK tourdates back in February, the London show went straight into the diary. The Manchester space-rockers returned to the fold earlier this year with an ambitious double album and this was their first chance to show their fans how The Octopus sounded live. Obviously we weren’t going to miss it!
March 1st, 2011
We’re big fans of UK prog metallers, TesseracT. One night, we were out with their guitarist, James Monteith, dousing our insides with whiskey and we thought he had as much crap to say as we do so we asked him if he’d write a column. After we reminded him the next morning afternoon, he agreed again. Here it is. He’s kicking off with explanations, complaints and shit jokes. Class.
Hello, I’m James and I play guitar in prog metal – or as we’re more commonly called – “djent” band Tesseract.
First off, let’s get the djent thing out of the way, which I guess I must address, given the column name. There’s a lot of division in our community of bands and critics about this word, whether it’s: truely representative of the overall sound; a gimmick, or just plain stupid.
February 16th, 2011
21 February 2011
by Raziq Rauf
Manchester trio Amplifier are without a label for this third album, but have forged ahead with a remarkable independent spirit nonetheless. From first glance, it’s difficult to tell whether this double-disc concept album is the result of a band left to their own devices, or whether they’re a band with nothing left to lose and are giving it their last ounce for you, the listener, to contend with. Scratch the surface even slightly, however, and you will be in no doubt that it’s the latter.