Over the last ten years The Amity Affliction have become one of Australia’s most respected and best-loved bands. Armed with cheeky song titles and a fun loving party attitude, they have emerged as leaders in the local hardcore scene.
Their extensive touring has included spots on major Australian Festivals including Soundwave Festival in 2011 and 2013, Big Day Out 2012, Groovin The Moo Festival, as well as their biggest national headlining tour in 2013. The band also toured as part of the US Vans Warped tour in 2013 making a big impact on the crowds in the USA.
The first full-length debut, Severed Ties made way for breakthrough follow-up, Youngbloods. Youngbloods debuted at No. 6 on the Australian ARIA charts and was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at both the ARIA and AIR Awards. Youngbloods was also voted Best Album of 2011 on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud program and in Blunt Magazine .
Chasing Ghosts raised eyebrows as it claimed the #1 debut spot on the Australian ARIA album chart and is certified gold. It is also the first time a local hardcore band has taken the #1 honors in the ARIA chart’s history. Chasing Ghosts was voted #2 on triple j’s Short Fast Loud album of the year while the band were also Blunt Magazine’s Band Of The Year for 2012.
On the back of the success of Chasing Ghosts the band have been working hard recording the follow up album due for release in 2014.