Amber are streaming a new track from their debut EP called 'Champion'. It has a slightly different tone to what has already been heard from the 'Noah' EP, and showcases, perhaps, some influence from The Buckleys.
Title track 'Noah' has picked up lots of support so far, winning the Audition on Amazing Radio, alongside being picked by Huw Stephens last week for his BBC Introducing Tip of The Week, resulting in a play on Radio 1.
Amber came together at university in Nottingham where they began working on evolving their sound at the end of 2012. A cover of Imogen Heap's 'Hide and Seek' was put online to keep the band's building fan base happy whilst they were putting together what is now their debut EP, 'Noah'.
With this first release, the five-piece demonstrate their taste for space and melody. They manage to strike a balance between the expansiveness of stadium-sized rock and the sentiment of folk music, even though the eldest member Joe is only 20. After months of writing and demoing, they have honed their sound and this first EP showcases a ridiculous amount of talent and promise.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.