So it’s nearly time for us all to celebrate another year ending. Hopefully 2014 has brought you a few new favourite bands that you’ll be following for the next few years, but if it hasn’t do not worry. 2015’s breed of indie is just as promising (if not more so). Each day in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year we will be bringing you HTF Indie’s top tips for acts who have the potential to steal your musical hearts away.
2014 has been a great year for new indie music; from Catfish and the Bottlemen to Royal Blood. But we think 2015 is going to be even better, and so each day we will be introducing you to a new band we think is going to be huge – starting with indie pop group Amber Run!
Formed two years ago in Nottingham, the members of Amber Run dropped out of university to focus on the band – and judging from their career so far, this was the right thing to do. Over the course of two outstanding EPs and countless major UK festival performances, the shameless indie pop outfit have built a name for themselves. And now in 2015, with an upcoming debut album and a nationwide headline tour, they are all set to take the world by storm.
The band have said that they want to make music that people will be coming back to in 20 years, and that seems to be exactly what they’re doing. Practically every song they’ve released is packed with a chorus that just won’t get out of your head, carried forward by pounding, powerful drums; but what really makes Amber Run special is Joe Keogh’s gorgeous voice. Tuneful beyond belief, Keogh turns every song into an emotive journey, a potential hit, making Amber Run one of the most exciting new indie bands in years.
Their latest single Just My Soul Responding is a Bastille-esque anthem, whilst tracks such as Noah and Pilot beg to be screamed back at the band by 20,000 people in a muddy field. Spark is another future hit, with its summery pop sensibilities making it stand a cut above the rest. In essence, this is a band that knows how to write a great tune, and like a good version of Coldplay, they are definitely going places!