Belfast, County Antrim
Amateur Historians like to play noisy pop songs that fall out of their brains in the early hours. Sharing a DIY ethos and a passion for pop culture references, Chris Curry, Luke Casey & Gerard McCorry met via the internet and set about recording and throwing themselves around stages.
The result was the debut EP, 'New Homes/New Hopes'. The release received national critical acclaim from State, AU and BBC ATL, and drew comparisons to bands like Los Campesinos!, Cap'n Jazz and Pavement; with tracks from 'New Homes/New Hopes' getting airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTÉ 2XM and Phantom FM. This culminated with Amateur Historians being invited to play the Camden Crawl in Dublin and being included in several end-of-year 'ones to watch' lists, including State Magazine and blogs such as Sweeping The Nation and The Metaphorical Boat.
"Say hello to State's indie pop band of the year." - Phil Udell, State Magazine.
"I love this. I love Amateur Historians. I want them to play live... in my face." - Jen Long, BBC Radio 1 Introducing.
"Hearing this song brought me back to the first time I heard Slanted and Enchanted by Pavement. Yeah, it’s that good." - Frank Hughes, Chew Your Own Fat.
Sweeping The Nation's Thirteen for '13
Chew Your Own Fat 'Ones to Watch'
The Metaphorical Boat's Tips for 2013