Nottingham indie rockers Amber Run head to SWX this February as part of a UK tour of their new album For a Moment I Was Lost, which is released this month. It follows their 2015 effort 5am and comes with a newly slimmed-down lineup consisting of Joe Keogh, Will Jones, Tomas Sperring, and Henry Wyeth, and – from the songs we’ve heard from the new album so far – a more refined, albeit poppier sound. It’s little wonder that a few years have done the band good; their fourth ever show was to a Reading Festival crowd in the BBC introducing stage in 2013.
To get you warmed up for the SWX show, frontman Joe Keogh takes us through his answers to our 10 questions.
1. What have you learned today?
That fretboards are expensive to replace.
2. Favourite track of all time?
Humiliation by The National
3. It’s 3am and the party is winding down, what track do you play to get everyone going again?
Humilation by The National. I don’t get invited to that many parties…
4. Who are your top three acts right now?
Radiohead, Foals, Arcade Fire.
5. If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing instead?
I would be a chef.
6. What was the last book you read?
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.
7. Favourite thing on TV?
8. Are you afraid of anything?
Failure… or fascists.
9. Tell us something people don’t know about you…
My favourite pizza is margherita and my favourite naan is garlic.
10. What are you doing tomorrow?
Rehearsing and booking hotels in Cuba.