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The Amity Affliction

Brisbane post-hardcore act the Amity Affliction were formed in 2002 by Ahren Stringer and Troy Brady, a pair of longtime pals -- still high schoolers at the time -- who had been affected by the death of their friend in a road accident. The band -- a quartet rounded out by bassist Garth Buchanan and drummer Lachlan Faulkner -- released a demo in 2003 and an EP in 2004, but didn't start making waves in earnest until sometime later. In 2005, after unclean vocalist Joel Birch joined the fold, Amity Affliction went on a touring spell, working up a nationwide reputation as a powerful live band. In 2007, they added keyboard player Trad Nathan; switched drummers, with Ryan Burt replacing Faulkner; and parted ways with Buchanan, with Stringer taking on bass duties. The newly formed group then hit the studio to record the EP High Hopes, followed in 2008 by the debut album Severed Ties, which peaked at number 26 on the ARIA charts. Amity Affliction toured Australia again in 2008-2009, both as a support and headlining act, and in 2010 they released their second album, Youngbloods, which confirmed that their efforts paid off, reaching number six on the ARIA charts. They would top that achievement just two years later when their third album, Chasing Ghosts, debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. A fourth album, Let the Ocean Take Me, arrived on Roadrunner in 2014 and was the band's second consecutive ARIA chart-topper. That year, Brady left the band, leaving Stringer as the only founding band member. After months of touring Ocean, the quartet returned to the studio to record their fifth LP. This Could Be Heartbreak arrived in August 2016, topping the ARIA charts once again. ~ Alexey Eremenko & Neil Z. Yeung
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The Amity Affliction

Top Songs by
The Amity Affliction

  1.   Song
  2.   Chasing Ghosts
  3.   Youngbloods
  4.   RIP Foghorn
  5.   Pittsburgh
  6.   This Could Be Heartbreak
  7.   Open Letter
  8.   The Weigh Down
  9.   I Bring the Weather With Me
  10.   Lost & Fading
  11.   Wishbone
  12.   Shine On
  13.   Skeletons
  14.   I Hate Hartley
  15.   Don't Lean On Me
  16.   All Fucked Up
  17.   Fight My Regret
  18.   I Heart Throbsy
  19.   Some Friends
  20.   Tearing Me Apart
  21.   Nightmare
  22.   Farewell
  23.   A Sleepless Winter
  24.   Fruity Lexia
  25.   Note to Self
  26.   Forest Fire
  27.   Life Underground
  28.   H.M.A.S Lookback
  29.   All Messed Up
  30.   Greens Avenue
  31.   No Sleep 'Till Brisbane
  32.   Poison Pen Letters
  33.   Blood in My Mouth
  34.   O.M.G.I.M.Y.
  35.   My Father's Son
  36.   F.M.L.
  37.   Death's Hand
  38.   Cut It Out
  39.   Dong Wayne
  40.   Snicklefritz
  41.   Flowerbomb
  42.   Stairway to Hell
  43.   Love is a Battlefield
  44.   Jesse Intense
  45.   Empires Laid Waste
  46.   Give It All
  47.   Straight Up!
  48.   Bondi St. Blues
  49.   Pabst Blue Ribbon On Ice
  50.   I Heart H.C.
  51.   Geof Sux 666
  52.   Olde English 800
  53.   Fire or Knife
  54.   15 Pieces of Flare
  55.   The Blair Snitch Project
  56.   B.D.K.I.A.F
  57.   Prometheus
  58.   Black and Collapsed
  59.   Atlantic
  60.   R.I.P. Bon
  61.   Cornerstone of Misery
  62.   So You Melted?
  63.   Snitches Get Stitches
  64.   Severance
  65.   Slit The Tear Ducts
  66.   R.I.P Steggy
  67.   Fuck the Yankees
  68.   I Heart Roberts'
  69.   Do You Party?
  70.   Asphalt Abrasions
  71.   Never Alone
  72.   Dr. Thunder
  73.   Anchors

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