The Amber Herd are a five piece alternative rock / Psych Rock band from Nottingham.
The band have self released two singles and one E.P. to date and have spent 2011/12 playing some very prestigious festival gigs at Bearded Theory, High Voltage, Glastonwick and Headstock as well as headline shows in London and Nottingham and Leicester. During this time the band have also played with the likes of Delays, Sound of Guns, CUD, Ultrasound, Milagres and That Petrol Emotion at Nottingham venues such as The Rescue Rooms and the Bodega, along with a few headline shows at The Good Ship in London.
Local media has said that The Amber Herd are “a cracking band...one to be watching", “Nottingham's best kept secret?" and "Mind blowing!" Over the last year they have received airplay and played live sessions on BBC Radio Nottingham (the Beat with Dean Jackson, and John Holmes’ show) University of Nottingham Radio, Fly FM and Sherwood Radio. “Thursday” has just achieved the Number One position in Sherwood Radio’s Festive Thirty for 2010. The band have also been featured in The Nottingham Evening Post, Derbyshire times, Nottingham Live and Live@ magazines and appeared on podcasts for Leftlion and Soundshire as well as many online radio shows. We also had a segment of ‘Magnolia’ played on the Channel 4 primetime show ‘Hollyoaks’ earlier in 2012.
The end of 2012 has seen us take a step back from a busy live schedule to write a full length Album due to be recorded in the spring of 2013 which we are very excited about, meanwhile here is a short piece about our previous release.
The band’s line-up is: Neil Beards - Vocals/ guitar. Mark Lasbury - Drums. Paul Wentworth - Guitar/ vocals. Rob Fitzmaurice - Bass. Ollie Powditch - Keyboards
The Media took on board this latest release with some great reviews, local, national and international of which here are a few snippets:
“All in all the EP is a real masterpiece and if you want to make yourself comfortable on a summer evening, with a warm summer breeze and simply listening to music, The Amber Herd will be one of the best recommendations.”
Lilly - Static Magazine Germany
“IT’S an irony of the internet age that when the potential for choice is nearly limitless, everything suddenly seems to sound the same. But that’s not a problem facing Chesterfield/Notts band. The Amber Herd prove here they won’t be led by the nose by the diktats of fickle fashion. They are an intriguing band with an eye for drama and melody. And that’s no bull'”
Philfy Phil - The Derbyshire times
“'Nottingham city-based post-punk outfit The Amber Herd - and when we say "post punk", we mean like the master class of 1984 perfected so vehemently back in the day'”
Don Gourlay - Drowned in Sound