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

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