Hello, folks! Today, we’re bringing you a double feature from an exciting contemporary folk ensemble, Amble. Hailing from the midlands and west of Ireland, these guys are united by their love for the music they create. Their inspirations span from John Prine to Paolo Nutini and Ye Vagabonds to Talos. Even though they’re a relatively new band, they’ve already managed to amass a loyal following from intimate live gigs and previous individual musical endeavors. And the best part? Their debut live EP is set to drop early next year.
The trio is made up of Robbie Cunningham, Ross McNerney, and Oisin McCaffrey. But enough with the formalities, let’s dive into their music.
“Judy’s Heels – Live”
“Judy’s Heels” is a beautifully crafted song that gives you a taste of the storytelling power of Amble. It tells a captivating tale of young love, city lights, movie reels, and the charm of Judy’s heels. The lyrics will make you reminisce about your own first love and the sweet naivety that came along with it.
“When I asked you how we met You smiled and said you don’t forget…”
These opening lines pull you in instantly, painting a vivid picture of a conversation between lovers. You can’t help but be swept away by the raw emotion of the lyrics as the song continues to unfold. The narrative is further enriched by the evocative music that perfectly captures the essence of the story.
“Judy’s Heels” will appeal to fans of artists like Joshua Burnside, Foy Vance, Ye Vagabonds, and Kingfishr. But don’t just take our word for it, give it a listen for yourself.
Next up, we have “Mariner”, a hauntingly beautiful song that tells the tale of a mariner’s longing for home and love left behind. The melancholic lyrics perfectly capture the solitude and longing felt by the mariner, while the music adds a layer of complexity and depth.
“Saving my flowers away for you Though It’s homeward I know I should be…”
The lyrics evoke a sense of longing and regret that is both poignant and relatable. The imagery used in the song creates a vivid picture of the mariner’s life, further drawing the listener into the narrative.
“Mariner” is a song that will leave you reflecting on your own experiences and feelings of longing. It’s a testament to Amble’s ability to craft songs that are deeply personal yet universally relatable.
We’re excited to see what’s next for Amble, and we’re sure you are too. Keep an eye out for their upcoming debut live EP in 2023. And as always, stay tuned for more hidden gems from the world of music!