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Amplifier part ways with bassist, Neil Mahony

April 15th, 2012

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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.

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Season’s Bleedings 2011: Amplifier – Sel Balamir + the best nativity scene… EVER

December 20th, 2011

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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.

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