Based along the Firth of Forth coast, Amateur Cult has created a unique take on post punk and electronica, embracing stark atmospherics, emphatic rhythms and retro synths referencing artists like Jonny Greenwood, Boards of Canada, Crack Cloud, Bjork, and the documentaries of Adam Curtis.
Created as a solo DIY project by Alastair Chivers, Amateur Cult released the debut album, The Mirrored Pattern, in October 2022 - a collection of songs that traverse darkwave and art rock, painting cerebral pictures for its listeners coloured with brooding drums, soundscape pianos and pagan melodies - receiving praise from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Keep It Fast and Is This Music.
Now Amateur Cult performs live with a full band as part of a debut headline Edinburgh show, featuring members from Acidsaurus Bong, DTHPDL, Chuchoter, Robot Death Monkey, and rapper / MC TH!NK.
Special guests for the show are Midi Paul, the alter ego of Edinburgh electro synth/bassist/producer Phil McBride, featuring singer Sally Jaquet, and the looped saxophones and field recordings of artist, musician and architect, Andrew J Brooks.
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