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

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