Sudden Death of Stars. Think The Byrds, Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre, made in Brittany.
Ample Play were set to go to a small festival that The Sudden Death of Stars were playing at, but weren’t able to make it. However, we were so intrigued with the music that we arranged to meet them the next time we were in France. The rendez-vous was a vinyl record fair, rather than having any difficulties finding them, they popped as an instant group. After lengthy discussions over lots of French drinks, the band and Ample Play decided to collaborate.
Initially the label was drawn to the integration of the sitar as displayed on ‘Supernovae’, but listening to tracks like ‘I’ll Be There’ we realised that they could turn their hands to anything.
“ Excellent musicianship, lovely twangy sitar touches and some excellent vocal harmonies” Norman Records
“These songs are full of hooks which are outside the norm, yet sound entirely natural and get stuck in your head for days on end.” The Active Listener Blog
Following the Ample Play re-release of their 1st album ‘Getting Up, Going Down’ we released their 2nd album ‘All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown’ in March 2014.
September 2014 dates:
13/09 Shacklewell Arms, London free entry
14/09 Smoked & Uncut Food & Music Festival, Bath
18/09 Point Ephemere, Paris with Quilt
26/09 Puzzle Hall Inn, Halifax
27/09 Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia