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London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Pop


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"Fleetwood Road Session Tasters"

This EP is actually a five-track taster of a forthcoming album by Amphibic, the recording name of Neal Hoffmann.
The tracks are quite dark and lyrically sophisticated, and Neal’s understated voice reminds me of how Tom Chaplin of Keane might sing in a more reflective mood. The supremely atmospheric ‘Maybe Arizona’ draws you nicely into this dark little world.
I did want some of the songs to kick up a gear in energy and pitch sometimes, but ‘Give Way’ does just that, with an uplifting chorus and lovely string quartet.
For self-confessed demos these tracks sound great, aside from an over-loud solo on track one. This fellow has a few songs published but is currently without a UK or US label. It shouldn’t be too long before he has both. J G Harding
- Sound on Sound Magazine


Film In My Head - Haldern Pop Recordings 2004
There Were Millions of Them - Haldern Pop Recordings 2008



Neal Hoffmann's project Amphibic is best described as 'quirky songwriter plus orchestra', a place where Chamber-Pop meets Indie.
The line-up features cello and violin and a growing brass section around drums, guitar, piano and vocals.
In their former incarnation as an Indie-Pop band they have put out two records via Haldern-Pop Recordings in Germany.
They have appeared on a bill with Keane, Paul Weller and Nigel Kennedy and leant their cello player to the Divine Comedy.
A recent review in Sound on Sound magazine was very favourable.
They are taking big strides at the moment, towards a new record, bigger stages and even bigger line-ups.