Ambassadors of Morocco
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Ambassadors of Morocco

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Pop Rock




"Ambassadors of Morocco - Wikipedia"

After much recent hype, Ambassadors of Morocco bring us their first single, Wikipedia. Having not been in the public eye for all that long, they certainly are making a name for themselves and their first release acts as a launch pad for an anticipated career.

Wikipedia is hardly ground breaking stuff but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a perfectly good indie track. With its tongue in cheek lyrics and upbeat tempo, this is exactly the kind of track you’d find accompanying some kind of Channel 4/E4 teen drama/comedy which we’re all guilty of enjoyed. It’s a promising first single however arguably it could have been more fitting for a summer release. Despite being apparently likened to the likes of The Cure and the Pixies, this song is indie-pop at best, firmly placing them in a good clean fun category. Regardless, it definitely sets the scene for the group, giving us an insight into what to expect next from the four piece.

With Dave Bascombe (he of Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, The Human League and Placebo producing fame) behind them, these boys are set to go far. The band are creating quite a buzz thanks to XFM exposure and a handful of shows and the catchy riffs that could only be associated with a British band combined with sing-song vocals certainly have helped them along the way. Ambassadors of Morocco may not be the single most exciting band you’ll hear of 2010, but they sure are fun. Wikipedia is a catchy tune that will no doubt get stuck in your head and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll hear it just about everywhere. Good luck boys, we look forward to seeing what you have next.


Written by: Becky Mount -

"Floppy hair? Check. Skinny jeans? Tick. A guitar in tow? Fo sho! Wave at indie's latest offering Ambassadors Of Morocco"

We like Morrocco. We've never been but we've heard it's real pretty. The sun always has his hat on, there's generally enough sand to make sandcastles all day long, and they have these lovely lanterns which light up in pretty colours when you put Ikea candles in them. Maybe that's why these guys are called Ambassadors Of Morocco?

If we could give ourselves a name it'd be of somewhere equally classy too, like Boss of Butlins.Oh but we digress. Ambassadors Of Morocco are an ace new band, with an ace new song that we think you should listen to and then tell your mates about because we think you might just like it.

There've been loads of girls hogging the music limelight lately and we think some of the boys should get the attention. Equal opportunities and all that. So we encourage you to turn your ears to their new tune Wikipedia out on the 15th and tell us what you think promptly.

We feel a bit dizzy after watching all that spinning and twisting! What do you think of the band? Strumming along on your air guitar, or are you stuffing your ears with your fingers? Comments please... -


'Lost All Interest' - 28th April 2014

'AO Morocco' - 28th Oct 2013

'Loosen Up' - 11th March 2013

'Never Imagine This' - September 2011

'Wikipedia' - Nov 2010


Feeling a bit camera shy


After a quiet winter, buried in their Deep South London studio, laying down tracks and winding their live set so tight it hurts, AOM emerge into proto-spring with two singles (one frustratingly on hold with a host of legal-beagles in tow...) & the first of a plethora of live shows with which to awaken the winter-weary masses. The first fruits appear in March - a single & download entitled 'Loosen Up', backed with 4 London live shows in quick succession...

'Loosen Up' was recorded aboard a red trawler aka studio Lightship95... it has a tight pop structure and is both angular & edgy - bringing to mind very early Cure - but combines rock elements with the syncopated rythmns more often associated with samba. Fusing these tight elements into a 3 1/2 minute pop song suggests a band in tune with their influences and a combined love of New Wave, Indie, Post-Punk, Dance & Pop. The Ambassadors import the very best of the 80s guitar-led pop sound and embellish it with 20 years of further musical progression & knowledge to create their own sound.

The band thrive in a live environment however & previous festivals (Guilfest saw their fanbase expand to include Roger Daltry & various Bunnymen...), a residency at Proud in Camden, cherry-picked support slots & sell-out London Shows plus a glut of National (BBC One/ 6/ XFM etc) & International Radio support has seen the boys return, keen for much more in 2013.

Following 'Loosen Up', should be (the youtube smash) 'Push It' which blurs a splash of the Kinks into the Salt & Pepa classic. Currently (forbidden on youtube) spending time with M'lud and various wigs in a fancy courtroom, we're hoping it's set free for summer... In the meantime, with these all-corrupted, tie-straightened, credit-crunched times, what could be more appropriate than the Ambassadors message... 'Loosen Up'.