Within indie there are a whole range of styles of lyric writing, (check out Joe Prendergart from Tubelord talking about lyrics from their new album Romance) as with anything, and I’ve become more and more excited by bands with heart on sleeve lyrics over the last few years: Johnny Foreigner and Los Campesinos! to name two bands. So it was lovely to receive an email from a band who combine the more punky side of JoFo with Gareth from LC!s more deadpan, spoken word delivery.
Amateur Historians met up on the internet to start playing tunes, roll about and shout about their issues. Oh, and they also have great riffs. Definitely check them out: this is their first single release.
If you like this, they’re releasing their debut EP on 15th August in Auntie Annie’s in Belfast (coincidentally it’s also their 1st band birthday, happy b’day fellas).
And on the topic of Johnny Foreigner spin offs, here are some of their super legit real bandmate spin offs:
Alexi (shouts, guitars):
Yr Friends – From The Hheeaarrtt
Jnr (drums, synths, machines):
Fridge Poetry – Crash Down
Oh, yeah. And in other fun news Frank Turner has gone back to his hardcore past. Yeah!