AMPLIFEST 2015: EMMA RUTH RUNDLE CANCELLED

err1It is with great dismay and some frustration that we have to inform you that Emma Ruth Rundle cancelled her performance at Amplifest 2015. As you know, in 9 years as promoter and 5 editions of Amplifest, we never cancelled any show on our own initiative. When we make an agreement with someone, we take it to the end no matter what.

We hope that Emma is able to make it up to us soon.

We’re as sad as you are.

Thank you for understanding,
Amplificasom / Amplifest

Sadly, due to another festival having to cancel for lack of funds it has jeopardized my playing at Amplifest in September and made it financially impossible for me to come for the one show. I wanted very much to play in Portugal and I promise to be back as soon as I am able to do so.
Emma Ruth Rundle

É com um grande desânimo e alguma frustração que vos informarmos que a Emma Ruth Rundle cancelou o seu concerto no Amplifest 2015. Como sabem, em 9 anos de promotora e 5 edições de Amplifest, nunca cancelamos qualquer concerto por nossa iniciativa. Quando fazemos um acordo com alguém, levamo-lo até ao fim aconteça o que acontecer.

Esperamos que a Emma nos compense em breve.

Desculpem o desalento e obrigado pela compreensão,
Amplificasom/ Amplifest

AMPLIFEST 2015: WIFE

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Design by Micaela Amaral

The path from black metal to electronic music doesn’t seem like an obvious one, but for Altar of Plagues’ mastermind James Kelly it may have been almost like a straight line. Expansive, emotional and lustful, WIFE’s bass driven pop music still retains a bleak element that can be traced back to Kelly’s past works with Altar of Plagues. After a widely well-received debut EP, Stoic, WIFE released the LP What’s Between through the essential label Tri Angle – and will make his long awaited first appearance in Portugal at Amplifest.

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O caminho desde o black metal até à música eletrónica pode parecer tudo menos óbvio, mas para James Kelly, mentor dos Altar of Plagues, terá sido uma estrada em linha recta. Expansiva, emocional e lasciva, a música de WIFE retém uma aura desoladora que a liga aos trabalhos anteriores de Kelly. Depois de Stoic, o amplamente elogiado EP de estreia, WIFE lançou o seu primeiro trabalho de longa duração What’s Between pela essencial editora Tri Angle – e fará no Amplifest a sua muito aguardada primeira aparição ao vivo em Portugal.

AMPLIFEST 2015: ?

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When we are constantly updated with information by our laptops and smartphones and our facebooks and twitters, the element of surprise has mostly been erased from our lives. Amplifest will give back to you a bit of that long lost thrill of expectation as a part of this “experience” thing we keep talking about. How? By adding to the lineup a band that you won’t know you’ll be seeing until the very moment they set foot on stage. We can only tell you this: it’s an international ever-growing band that will play a climatic show at Hard Club’s biggest room. That said, let the guessing begin.

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Numa era de imediatismo em que, segundo após segundo, somos inundados com informação pelos nossos computadores e smartphones, o elemento surpresa foi praticamente eliminado do nosso dia-a-dia. O Amplifest propõe-se a recuperar um pouco desse quase esquecido sentimento de antecipação como parte de toda a “experiência” que o festival pretende proporcionar. Como? Adicionando ao cartaz uma banda – estrangeira, pela primeira vez – que não será revelada até ao preciso momento em que pisará o palco maior do Hard Club, para um concerto que levará o Amplifest ao clímax. Tentam adivinhar?

AMPLIFEST 2015: SYNDROME

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Design by Micaela Amaral

Syndrome is the solo output of Mathieu Vandekerckhove, founder and guitar player of Amenra. Working as a vehicle to channel the explorations of Mathieu’s self and as a means to release negative energies, Syndrome’s desolate soundscapes delve into the territories of drone, post-rock and ambient music. For his Portuguese debut, Syndrome will cover Amplifest in grey with his visually and sonically entrancing live show.

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Syndrome é o nome escolhido por Mathieu Vandekerckhove, fundador e guitarrista dos Amenra, para o seu trabalho a solo. Funcionando tanto como um veículo de auto-compreensão para Mathieu como um meio de transformação de energia negativa, as desoladas paisagens sonoras de Syndrome cruzam os territórios sonoros do drone, do post-rock e da música ambiente. Na sua estreia em Portugal, Syndrome cobrirá o Amplifest em tons de cinza com uma performance visual e sonicamente arrebatadora.

AMPLIMIX #16

AMPLIMIX #16 from Amplificasom on 8tracks Radio.

01. Mutoid Man – Reptilian Soul
02. KEN Mode – These Tight Jeans
03. Gnaw Their Tongues – Through Flesh
04. Holly Herndon – An Exit
05. Father John Misty – Bored In The USA
06. Nevoa – Alma
07. Kerridge – MPH
08. Einstürzende Neubauten – Haus der Lüge
09. Hope Drone – Unending Grey
10. Converge – Empty On The Inside

Amplipack 2015 for Amplifesters

IMG_7161IMG_7141IMG_7096IMG_7127Amplifest 2015 weekend ticket + exclusive t-shirt + beautiful tote bag + notebook + guitar pick = best deal ever. We still have a few left, you know where you can grab yours: AMPLISTORE.

Please note: Amplimodels not included.

Thank you, Cláudia & Raquel*