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Amber Run are a British four-piece that deliver emotive, anthemic rock. Their debut album 5AM broke the UK top 40 and was followed up with For A Moment, which received widespread critical acclaim and saw the band go on a sold-out headline shows across UK and Europe.

The Nottingham trio, consisting of lead vocalist Joe Keogh, bassist Tom Sperring and keyboardist Henry Wyeth, have just released their third album, Philophobia, which explores the nature of love in all its many different forms. To support the release the band are currently on a UK tour, which sees them stop off at Wylam Brewery, Newcastle on Tuesday 8th October. We have a quickfire Q&A with the band ahead of the show.

Describe your sound?
Nouveau dark, anthemic post-pop. Whatever that is.

Who are your biggest creative influences?
Literally anything and everything. We tried to take more influence from art outside of music for this record, like cinema etc.

What are the themes within your new album Philophobia?
Philophobia tackles all of the sorts of love you encounter, and the difficulties that come with them. From love between friends, to romantic and physical love.

How does the album differ from your previous two?
The first record we were very naive, and probably not ready. The second record we were at a low point, and I think our frustration showed. This record is more positive – we were looking for solutions to the issues we were encountering.

Are you looking forward to your show at Wylam Brewery on 8th October? What are your live shows like?
We can’t wait – Newcastle has always been a great place for us to play. I think the live shows are always a little more energetic than people are expecting.

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