A CONVERSATION with Rob Nichols from Junior Bill

Junior Bill recently released “Boys from Jungle”, a song with social commentary on the bleak fates of asylum seekers in the UK. The track is from their upcoming debut album Youth Club, and we were thrilled with the chance to sit down with frontman and singer, Rob Nichols to discuss all things Junior Bill. ATN: For new fans, is there a story behind the name, … Continue reading A CONVERSATION with Rob Nichols from Junior Bill

3 Questions with Neil Scott of Adult Leisure

We were tickled pink to kick off our 2023 A Conversation with… series with front man and lyricist, Neil Scott of Adult Leisure. As part of the series, we also premiered the Same 3 Questions We Always Ask with Neil. He has given us some great answers and artists we will soon be spotlighting on Amplify the Noise. SAME 3 QUESTIONS WE ALWAYS ASK ATN: … Continue reading 3 Questions with Neil Scott of Adult Leisure

A Conversation with Neil Scott of Adult Leisure

Adult Leisure took Amplify the Noise’s world by storm in 2022. With David Woolford on guitars, James Laing on bass, Neil Scott on vocals, and Nathan Searle on drums the foursome secured spots on our Songs We Loved, EPs We Loved, and Artists We Loved for 2022. To say Adult Leisure lives in my head rent free is an understatement. Their EP, The Weekend Ritual, … Continue reading A Conversation with Neil Scott of Adult Leisure

Interview: Dohny Jep

If you haven’t heard of UK’s Dohny Jep yet, do yourself a favour and discover who these gents are right f’n now. Back in in August, this dynamic trio released “Wine and Dine” with its B-Side “You Know It” and they have been on regular rotation here at Pretty Vacant One since then. Vocalist and bassist, Pete Herbet says this of their latest release: ‘Wine and Dine’ in … Continue reading Interview: Dohny Jep

Review: Cities Changing Names by American Anymen + Interview with Brett Sullivan

I have a confession, I’ve been obsessed with the American Anymen album Cities Changing Names for months now. With each listen, I find something new I like. There is something very intriguing about the album and there is something about the album that just sends an ear worm down deep into your aural canal that hooks onto your brain and feeds on it. Or perhaps, … Continue reading Review: Cities Changing Names by American Anymen + Interview with Brett Sullivan

5 QUESTIONS with Bruno Merz

5 Questions with Bruno Merz. Guilty pleasure song:I love “We are the People” by Empire of the Sun but I don’t know if that’s a guilty pleasure. It would be funny if I said Bruno Mars right? I’m going to say Abba is a guilty pleasure. Guilty pleasure television show:This is embarrassing and it’s so terrible but it’s fun to watch and it’s brainless fun … Continue reading 5 QUESTIONS with Bruno Merz

INTERVIEW: Bruno Merz

I discovered Bruno Merz through Soundcloud and fell in love with his song “Into the Air” and then his EP DEPARTING FROM THE CROWDS. So I was completely thrilled when Bruno Merz’s team reached out and asked us to not only review his upcoming release HIGHWAYS, but to also interview him. I had the complete pleasure of sitting down with Bruno Merz via Skype a few weeks ago … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Bruno Merz