-Interview- Amber Architect (11/5/17)

Amber Architect talks about their demos, the Australian music scene and much more.


From: Sydney, Australia
Sounds like: Hard Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Amber Architect” and is there any meaning behind it?

My influences for Amber Architect’s music include bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Pantera.

2. What do you want people to take away from your two singles?

I want people to know that we’re a diverse act that can create interesting, melodic, and heavy tracks.

3. What's your favorite track to play live?

"Premature Burial" is my favourite song to play live at the moment. It has a lot of energy, and it’s something people can really get into and headbang to.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Perhaps not realistic in the short term, but three bands I’d love to tour with would be: Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Opeth.

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

I don’t think there’s anything I couldn’t get tired of listening to, even my favourite albums.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

I think there’s a lot of great metal still being created.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Australia both locally and country wide?

Indie pop and electronic styles are dominating the scene in Australia at the moment.

8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

I think it’s good to support an artist by paying for their music, however bands need to be realistic and realize this is not where the money is anymore. I think it’s becoming less of an issue anyway with the rise of streaming services. Due to this, people are less inclined to purchase music. Therefore, bands should be focusing on getting as many people to listen to their music as possible and use that to get them to gigs.

9. What’s next for Amber Architect?

Our goal is to start working towards an EP in the near future. Before the release of this EP, one or two singles will be released. Until then, we’ll keep playing lots of shows and writing new music.

10. Any shoutouts?

I’d like to thank:
- Zac Roch for putting in a lot of time and effort into producing our demo
- Matt Reid for his artwork for the demo, as well as our upcoming single
- The Brain Recording Studios for kindly offering us a free single
- Everyone that has done photography for us
- Everyone that has come to our gigs