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Streaming 6/6/2024

Funky, soulful and without a doubt “iconically Ampersand”, “Entry Level” is a collection of the band’s favourite original tunes, telling personal stories drawn from their individual and shared experiences with life, love, laughter and many ludicrous rehearsals. 

Tracklist

Confident, outspoken & unapologetically direct, Ampersand's Debut Single, “Originality",  is an ode to the authentically original. 

Just Drive Away

The 1st song we ever wrote... and our most edgy. 

Cause you're sweet like honey. 

Vibrant, striking and self-determining, Ampersand's 2nd single, “Birthday Blues”, wants YOU to be content with yourself. 

About Entry Level

“Entry Level” is finally here. 

 

The announcement of the release of Ampersand’s debut extended play (EP) follows 3 years of non-stop successes for the independent nu-funk/soul/retro pop fusion band. 

Funky, soulful and without a doubt “iconically Ampersand”, “Entry Level” is a collection of the group’s favourite original tunes, each selected by one of the 5 band members. 

 

Off the back of performances at Caloundra Music Festival and Noosa Alive, Ampersand recorded these 5 tracks in a single session at Yama Nui in response to public demand. 

 

The idea to release an EP started when Originality, Birthday Blues, Boy Bye, Drive Away and Honey Beez were written back to back over a couple of week in their home studio. 2 grants and a marathon studio session later, “Entry Level” was born. 

The tracks tell personal stories drawn from the band’s individual and shared experiences with life, love, laughter and many ludicrous rehearsals. 

 

The name “Entry Level” is inspired by their trademark self-deprecatory humour. This EP is literally their entry level foray into the world of albums and extended releases and they’re owning that. 

 

 

Co-written and arranged by the entire Ampersand team, “Originality”, “Birthday Blues”, “Boy Bye”, “Drive Away” and “Honey Beez” feature Vocals, Lyrics and Melody by Katie Brown and Isi Semmler, Keyboards and Chords by Jarrod Tutbury, Bass by Jed Green, Drums and Percussion by Orlando Hamilton-Craig and Guitar by featured guest artist Doc Hamilton. Recorded, Engineered and Produced by Scott Mathison and Justin Tresidder at Yama Nui Studios and Mastered by Paul Blakey, this EP’s creation was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance. Noosa Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund also assisted with the marketing, releasing, music video filming and launch show for this project. 

 

“Entry Level” will be accompanied by a special music video for “Drive Away” with a release date to be announced. 

 

“Entry Level” is available to stream on Spotify, iTunes and wherever you listen to your music from the 6th JUNE 2024. 

 

Pre-Save it here to help Ampersand out with the streaming algorithms: https://gyro.to/EntryLevel

 

While you’re waiting, you can stream “Originality”, “Birthday Blues” and “Boy Bye” as singles on all platforms. 

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