Amusement Parks On Fire came to prominence in 2004 with the release of the eponymous debut album, conceived and consummated by the then-adolescent founder Michael Feerick and phonically actualised on a shoestring with Nottingham cohabitant Daniel Knowles. Issued on Geoff Barrow (of Portishead)’s Invada label, it was described by the New Musical Express as ‘hedonistic teenage genius’.
A live line-up was essentially preformed and extensively performed with the likes of Dinosaur Jr, M83 and dEUS among innumerable other acts of the era. The unit then retreated to Sigur Rós’ private swimming-pool sanctuary Sundlaugin in Álafoss, Iceland to complete the venturesome sophomore release ‘Out Of The Angeles’, during which time they experimented with sleep, food and sunlight deprivation at the insistence of V2 Records. After several years of international incidence the band crash-landed in Los Angeles in 2009 to make ‘Road Eyes’ with producers Michael Patterson (Beck, NIN) and Nicolas Jodoin (Arcade Fire, BRMC). Again inspired by the locale, the collection was intended as ‘a skewed Californian contemporary-classical’, with Alternative Press defining it as ‘sun-drenched, challenging and gratifying… a near-perfect album’. The acclaimed album has recently been reissued on vinyl and CD via Saint Marie Records as a ‘deluxe’ edition, appended with a second disc of nine never-before released cuts and curios.
The band is now ready to unveil their first ever new material since 2009 starting with new single ‘Our Goal To Realise’, out via Saint Marie Records on 17th November 2017 and coinciding with the kick-off of their UK tour. A further EP titled ‘An Archaea’ is due for release in 2018.
UK TOUR DATES – NOVEMBER 2017
17 – LEEDS – The Library
18 – GLASGOW – The Hug & Pint
19 – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny
20 – MANCHESTER – Gullivers
21 – BRISTOL – Exchange
22 – OXFORD – The Bullingdon
23 – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega
24 – BIRMINGHAM – The Sunflower Lounge 25 – LONDON – The Borderline
Label website: http://www.saintmarierecords.com/
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