TRACK REVIEW: Amber Run ‘Spark’

I don’t know about you, but Amber Run sure as hell have sparked a flame inside of my heart. Their new single is effortless and smooth, gliding over you like the warm golden sun we’re experiencing in this miraculous turn of weather. “Let the light in, let the light in” calls out front man Joe Keogh as the crash of drums liberate the melody and send tingles of excitement down the spine. Just like this burst of sunshine, Amber Run have got their timing down to an art.

Their latest single ‘Spark’ is due for release on April 20;  just in time to cheer up coursework laden youths and woeful twenty-somethings chained to their desks enduring their 9-5. Already having received airplay on BBC1 and XFM, this tune is destined for glory and a righteous place in essential summer playlists.

The band is currently on tour with Kodaline, serenading the hearts of adolescents everywhere, and this won’t be the last we see of them this year. Amber Run are due to play Great Escape, Isle of Wight and Kendall Calling to name a few, and fingers crossed for a cheeky Reading & Leeds or Glastonbury appearance.

A special addition to shows on their tour comes as a suggestion from one of the band members. Bassist Tom Sperring hopes to deliver more than just angelic music at their gigs; showcasing his culinary talent, he plans to offer delicious and nutritious treats to hungry fans. Fan-bloody-tastic. Now you have no excuse! Go, have a laugh, boogie or even have a cry if you want, but with all that excitement don’t forget to #prayforfelix. Also, if anyone manages to catch the elusive pianist – a strapping French-looking lad named Henry – do let me know. I am 100% convinced he is a Parisian magician who has mastered the art of disappearing.

If Tom’s baking isn’t enough to entice you to one of their shows, then take a wander over to the band’s SoundCloud or YouTube channel and grant your ears the musical bliss they deserve. Just the thought of Joe dreamily serenading “I’m gonna love you” will leave you weak at the knees.

This is undoubtedly an exciting time in the bands’ career and we have high hopes for their future (Kodaline pun unintended). We can expect a debut album on the horizon, merchandise and many hilarious snapchats to come; 2014 is the year of Amber Run, just watch them flourish.

Fran Welch

Fran Welch

Fran Welch

I'm musically inept- my only option left is to endlessly rant about other beautiful human beings making tuneful noise. hmu for the latest indie bands and a cracking playlist