Alive & Amplified is delighted to premiere the brand new track ‘Fiat Five Hunner’ from Dunfermline’s Amy Lou.
We caught up with her to chat about the new release, influences and future plans.
A&A – Hello, Amy Lou! Firstly for those who don’t know you, tell us a little bit about yourself and your music.
Amy Lou – We like to regard it as fiesty indie pop with a wee Scottish growl. We’re from the Bonny land of Dunfermline and are formed by myself, John Huskie on bass, Jakob Archibald on guitar, and Joe Kane on drums.
A&A – We are delighted to have the premiere of your newest single ‘Fiat Five Hunner‘ Tell us about the track?
Amy Lou – So Fiat Five Hunner is all about how a relationship can either build you or break you. It’s personally my favourite track of ours to play live – it’s got a strong drive and intensity. Lyrically I think it’s my favourite song I’ve ever written.
A&A – The single is out on Saturday(19th Jan) on Vadana Records. How did you get involved with the label?
Amy Lou – So the label work very closely with Perth College, John and Jake actually study up there so it worked quite nicely. We already had the track in place it was just the case of someone helping us giving it a push.
A&A – What is your songwriting process?
Amy Lou – Songwriting for me starts from a poetry stance, I have always written poetry and short stories from a young age so songwriting comes to play. A lot of my lyrics comes from things that people say to me and I tend to go that’s brilliant I’m going to use that.
A&A – Who are your influences in music?
Amy Lou – I grew up being in love with Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks I adored their style. The band as a whole an eclectic range John having a love for Frightened Rabbit and Joy Division ranging over to Jakes love of Dunfermline legends The Skids leaning on to Joe’s slightly alternative path of Yungblud and Twenty One Pilots so we have quite an eclectic mix
A&A – You are having a single launch party at PJ Malloy’s in Dunfermline on 26th January. Are you looking forward to a hometown gig?
Amy Lou – We love playing in Dunfermline, it’s a hometown crowd filled with singalongs and we have some great support on the night which is fantastic. we all grew up going to gigs in PJs and between the 4 of us have seen some great bands who went on to big things there. Personally, I’ve seen Blossoms and Fatherson play there in the early days. (TICKETS)
A&A – What should people expect from the live show?
Amy Lou – Some thick guitar fuelled singalongs, plenty of opportunities to bop about and go a bit mental, with a hint of drag on top.
A&A – You are also playing King Tuts and Sneaky Pete’s soon. Are you looking forward to these dates?
Amy Lou – Massively, it’s our first time playing both venues. At King Tuts we’re supporting Indigo Velvet who I’ve listened to for a few years – funnily I saw them at PJs as well – so I’m really excited to share a stage with them. We’re also headlining Sneaky Petes joined by some top-notch supports.
A&A – What’re the plans for the rest of 2019?
Amy Lou – We have a very cool music video that goes along with Fiat Five Hunner that’s coming out next month which will bring the song to life in a whole new way (no spoilers) , we have a few songs kicking about to release – we’re looking forward to a summer of festivals and some big shows in between the madness.
A&A – If you could describe your music in 1 song what would it be?