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Ammp - EP Review: This Chaotic Symphony

29 Aug 2017 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Hailing from Wellington, Ammp is a four-piece, pop-rock, indie outfit full of melody, warmth and eagerly awaiting your listening ears.

If youíre familiar with the bandís debut album, From The Back Of The Sun, youíll recognise the same clear, harmonious vocals from Andrew Masseurs and the effortless musicianship from the rest of the band, Matthew Powell (guitars) Jason Murphy (bass) and Andrew Richardson (drums).

This Chaotic SymphonyEP is the bandís newest collection of songs that was intended for their second album, but due to circumstances beyond their control, they now have found their home as an EP, and I hope the band will agree, an EP is better suited to these collection of songs as it creates more audio intimacy.

The opening track, Rabid Creature has an interesting title, it also reminds me a lot of early INXS, which could just be my ears, but I really dig it and the vibe it gives. The rest of the EP is very soft, and has some thought provoking truths to some of the songs, like Two Arms, Two Legs (a song about Racism) and the closing track, Glad To Be Alive, a poignant track inspired from a personal experience of guitarist, Matthew Powell.

There is a gentle powerfulness to all the tracks, and each stands out on their own for their lyrical ability. There is a lot more of that softer, slower indie vibe than their debut, so, if youíre looking for fast and widely chaotic, this wonít be to your liking, but then again, I believe everything is worth a listen, you might just find yourself hitting play one more time.

Reviewed by Kerry Monaghan

About Ammp

Ammp are a four piece Rock band from Wellington.

Releasing their debut album in 2011 From the back of the sun to lots of radio play the debut album had many singles and 9 music videos.

A few accolades along the way, Mat and Andy in TV2 songstar documentry, NZ on Air grants for All I Wanted, Ironman and an NZ on Air rebate for single Go. Six songs on The Rock, 2 on Classic hits and one on ZM. 3 tunes made it to the semis of the international unsigned Songwriting competition.

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Releases

This Chaotic Symphony
Year: 2017
Type: EP
From The Back Of The Sun
Year: 2011
Type: Album

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