Twenty-four months after the release of their critically acclaimed third album ‘The Octopus’, Amplifier are back with a brand new album called ‘Echo Street’ – their first with the new four-piece line-up – and first for Kscope (Steven Wilson, Anathema).
Vocalist Sel Balamir comments on the importance of the album: “I guess the people are going to be expecting something like a follow-up to ‘The Octopus’ – but ‘Echo Street’ isn’t like that at all. It’s important that people understand that not everything will be like what has gone before. I never want to repeat myself.
“We are extraordinarily pleased with Echo Street. We didn’t think that we could better ‘The Octopus’, but I think that ‘Echo Street’ has a timeless quality about it. It’s probably the Amplifier album that most people will know with time. There’s something really special about it…”
‘Echo Street’ will be available on March 11.
For UK tour dates (starting March 16) go here.
Listen to new track, ‘Matmos’ below: