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The Amity Affliction, ‘Open Letter’ (LIVE VIDEO PREMIERE)

Kane Hibberd

Australian post-hardcore specialists The Amity Affliction just cut a killer video down under for their new single, “Open Letter.” And Noisecreep is the only place you can see it!

We also spoke with bassist/vocalist Ahren Stringer about the video, life on the road and his first concert experiednce. “Open Letter” appears on Chasing Ghosts, The Amity Affliction’s 2012 album.

Ahren, set the clip up for us – talk about where it was shot and what the moment was like for you guys.

The clip was shot at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne. It was an incredible feeling playing there for the first time and also one of the first times playing this song live!

Watch ‘Open Letter’ Live Video

What videos did you pay attention to growing up?

Anything punk, whenever they’d have punk specials on MTV I’d tape them and watch them over and over, bands like Guttemouth, NOFX, Pennywise, Descendents, etc.

What was the first live show you witnessed as a fan?

Millencolin on their Pennybridge Pioneers tour at the Arena in Brisbane when I was 13. I couldn’t believe how many other people were just like me, having fun and going wild! And every band was incredible! I crowd surfed for the first time too, what a night!

Tell what are some of the best things about being on the road?

Hanging out with friends, playing shows, seeing new places, meeting new people, and partying!

How about some of the worst things?

Shitty food, hangovers, shin splints, getting homesick, and getting rundown. The road can be pretty rough at times.

What did you think of fan response to the new record?

We were absolutely amazed at how well it was received. Couldn’t be happier, I think we’ve helped a lot of kids through some hard times and that means a lot to us.


Chasing Ghosts is available now on iTunes via Roadrunner Records.

The Amity Affliction tour dates:

Apr 13 Live It Up Festival Brisbane, Australia
Apr 27 Groovin The Moo Glen Oak Nsw, Australia
Apr 28 Groovin The Moo Canberra, Australia
May 04 Groovin The Moo Bendigo, Australia
May 05 Groovin The Moo Townsville, Australia
May 11 Groovin The Moo Bunbury Wa, Australia
Jun 15 Vans Warped Tour Seattle, WA
Jun 16 Vans Warped Tour Portland, OR
Jun 19 Vans Warped Tour San Diego, CA
Jun 20 Vans Warped Tour Pomona, CA
Jun 21 Vans Warped Tour Pomona, CA
Jun 22 Vans Warped Tour Mountain View, CA
Jun 23 Vans Warped Tour Ventura, CA
Jun 26 Vans Warped Tour Las Cruces, NM
Jun 27 Vans Warped Tour Phoenix, AZ
Jun 28 Vans Warped Tour Las Vegas, NV
Jun 29 Vans Warped Tour Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 30 Vans Warped Tour Denver, CO
Jul 03 Vans Warped Tour Noblesville, IN
Jul 05 Vans Warped Tour Toronto, Canada
Jul 06 Van’s Warped Tour Darien Center, NY
Jul 07 Vans Warped Tour Holmdel, NJ
Jul 09 Vans Warped Tour Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 10 Vans Warped Tour Columbia, MD
Jul 11 Vans Warped Tour Boston, MA
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