The Thekla Archives: 2015

Amber Run, Thekla presents Amber Run: 14+ Event

  • Sunday 1st November 2015
  • Supported by: Island, Bklyn


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When a band’s fourth and fifth ever gigs are playing at Reading And Leeds Festival, something special is going on. That much is obvious within moments of hearing Amber Run, who wowed the startled crowds at the festival, where they were on at the same time as Deftones and Bastille.

There’s a communal spirit to the band’s music, evident in future festival anthems like new single Heaven and the shivering Spark. That sense of community is evident in Amber Run’s five members too, which has gathered since they formed in Nottingham last December.

Sat in a local café, the band enthuse about Nottingham’s scene – Jake Bugg and London Grammar have broken through, while they praise rising local talent Saint Raymond and Indiana, along with other favourite acts they’ve played with such as Rhodes and As Elephants Are.  It feeds into their philosophy that music should be shared by as many people as possible. “It’s good to have a community,” says guitarist Will Jones. Singer Joe Keogh adds: “If you can bring music you love to a different audience, then why not try to help? There’s so much shit thrown at bands, the last thing you should do is throw more.”

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The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:30pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881