Trouble Will Find Me - The National

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records Joe Keogh: This is genuinely one of my favourite records, I’m very pleased to find it. There’s a song called 'Humiliation' which, to me, is perfect. Obviously, we can go back to loads of other bands in the past where you listen to the album back to front and know every single word, but for me, The National, and this record in particular, made me really love that band and think

Demon Days - Gorillaz

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records Henry Wyeth: I got this album for my 12th birthday the summer it came out, I think it came out in May and I got it in June for my birthday. I got it from someone who was in my class, we weren’t really friends but we talked about music - we were good friends but not super close. At that age, 12, no one buys presents for each other, and I was walking around school and he came up to me and was like “Henry, I got you a present for your birthday” and I was like “How did you know it was my birthday?”. It was this. I had a Walkman CD player and I listened to it over, and over, and over again, and absolutely loved it. It was the first album I took to my older brothers and was like “You should listen to this” and they were like “Oh shit, this is so cool, how do you know about this? What are the good songs?”. My brothers were into old school hip-hop and that had an effect on me, but this was the first alternative record that I was into.

Hunky Dory - David Bowie

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records Tom Sperring: The reason I picked this album is because, rather than just being one of my favourite albums, it’s one of my Mum’s favourite albums too. She is the reason I got into music, she was always encouraging me when I was younger to play piano and guitar and stuff, and she is the biggest Bowie fan. This is her favourite record and I remember her from a young age trying to get me to listen to Bowie, I maybe didn’t quite connect when I was a bit younger, but I distinctly remember a point at the age of 16 where I was like “I’m going to give it a go” and started listening and started connecting.

Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records Henry Wyeth: This record is one of my favourites, full stop. I absolutely love it. To be honest, I prefer Houses of the Holy, but Led Zepp II always reminds me of my Dad. Whenever we were in the car together on long drives he used to put this on and it was the first time I heard guitar in a band form and it’s probably shaped a lot of how I listen to music. Thanks, Dad.

Ok Computer - Radiohead

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records Joe Keogh: I’m going to go proper basic indie bitch and say that Radiohead are just quality. I listen to them a ton. It’s difficult, I can never choose between this one and The Bends. When you’ve got stuff like 'No Surprises' and 'Paranoid Android' and 'Airbag' and stuff on a record, you know it’s going to be pretty, pretty good.

Unpeeled - Cage the Elephant

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records Tom Sperring: Once again, it’s not my favourite Cage the Elephant album and Cage the Elephant are not my favourite band. It has significance with my Mum as well. We’re both fans of them from when I was like 14 or 15, I was a huge Cage the Elephant fan and I played the first record in the car and my Mum grew to love it as well. We were just fans and we went to every show together. This was the most recent one we’ve been to, the Unpeeled Sessions, they did a really cool tour where they did everything stripped back, which is a bit different because it’s normally a super high energy show. It was at the Union Chapel in Islington, it was a stripped back performance in this really beautiful venue, everyone seated, and they released this live album of the whole gig. It was really cool, a really interesting experience seeing them stripped back and trying to restrain everything and within a couple of songs it just devolved into the usual Cage the Elephant show.

Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep RecordsJoe Keogh: This is a record I have constantly playing at home. I’ll just whack it on and listen to it front to back. It’s a beautifully concise piece of work, I really love the record. Wicked band.

New to Amber Run? We recommend starting with the excellent 'Carousel' (which you can watch below). A huge thankyou to Creep Records for their generous hospitality.

Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records
Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records
Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records
Record Shopping with Amber Run at Creep Records