Note to Amy doesn’t like to be pigeonholed. The five members are influenced by such a wide array of musical styles that they just had to come up with something unique. Punk rock, metal, emo, heavy rock… it’s all there on debut album Midnight Arsons/Morning Ghosts. And so are the soaring melodies, crushing riffs, pounding drums, catchy vocals and dark lyrics. This Dutch band doesn’t exactly take the easy way out.
The members got together around the summer of 2005 and almost immediately started playing live. Since then they did over 100 gigs with acts like Coheed And Cambria (US), Silverstein (CA), Cancer Bats (CA), Samiam (US), The Draft (US), Mucky Pup (US), The Hard-Ons (AU) and Face Tomorrow (NL). Note to Amy’s appearance didn’t stay unnoticed. The band did some demo recordings of which three tracks were used for an MTV show. The song Mrs. Insane even got the band to win the Dutch title in online contest Burnout Bandslam, held by game developer Electronics Arts. The self-released debut E.P. The Lady’s First Song got raving reviews in Dutch magazines like Live XS, Aardschok, Up Magazine, OOR and Rock Tribune.
The band’s first full length album Midnight Arsons/Morning Ghosts was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs and Bouke Visser at Split Second Sound studios in Amsterdam (Textures, Autumn, The Lucifer Principle, Stream Of Passion). The album shows an incredible growth in both sound and song writing and features guest appearances by (ex-)members of Antillectual, New Pokerface, Midnight Menace and Screw Houston, Start Screaming! The artwork was done by Dutch painter Jasper de Gelder, from the series Hunting Birds.
The band independently released a single for the song Deflower, did a number of acoustic shows and eventually got signed to Graviton Music Services. In support of the album, the guys also did a video for Love Is A Dog From Hell. The video was shot guerilla style in the crowded centre of Amsterdam on a Saturday afternoon and vividly tells the story of the song. Midnight Arsons/Morning Ghosts contains thirteen energetic, catchy and hard rocking songs that already gained praise in magazines like Aardschok (NL), Big Cheese (UK), File Under (NL), Mass Movement (UK), MusicFrom.nl (NL), Muziek.nl (NL), OOR (NL) and Rock Tribune (BE).
Out of 250 contestants Note to Amy was also selected to play the 1st Eurock Marathon in Athens, Greece. Early 2012 Note to Amy plays the prestigious Dutch Paaspop festival and will do a series of gigs in Spain, the UK and France with Basque rock stars Berri Txarrak.
- “Midnight Arsons / Morning Ghosts” was produced by Jochem Jacobsen, guitarist and producer from Textures
- “Midnight Arsons / Morning Ghosts” received very good reviews in the Dutch and Belgian press so far.
- “Midnight Arsons / Morning Ghosts” was voted as one of the best 10 albums in one of Holland’s leading music magazines, Up Magazine.
- Note to Amy have been selected as one of the 8 finalists in one of Europe's biggest band contests, Eurock Marathon, to perform and compete for the grand prize in a major European city.