Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Tame Impala, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Queens Of The Stone Age, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Muse, Talking Heads


band members

Oli Gearin (vocal chords, guitar, piano); Rahul Gazula (guitar, wall of reverb); Gadiel Dumlao (bass frequencies, backing vocals); Lachlan Kay (drums, bongos on occasion).


Influences

Radiohead, Khurangbin, Vulfpeck, My Bloody Valentine, Led Zeppelin, Kali Uchis, Tame Impala, The Laurels, Pond


Website

Bio

Ambient Book Club is a Sydney based melting pot of psychedelic sounds and lush reverberations. Since bursting onto the scene in 2019, Ambient Book Club have been captivating audiences with their mysterious soundscapes and visceral shows. Through an array of colourful guitars and vibrant rhythms, the band bring a modern take to psychedelic rock. The band’s ability to create incredible walls of sounds and engulf those around them in beautiful noise have earned them a cult following and a reputation as one of Sydney’s hottest live acts.

Ambient Book Club’s latest release, Dilemma, demonstrates the band exploring textures and finding new highs through experimentation. The 5 minute track seamlessly blends genres, sounds, and imagery to present a hauntingly surreal spin on their alternative sound. Following the new release, Ambient Book Club played a headline show to a sold out Factory Theatre in Sydney’s inner west.

Review from The Underground Stage:
"Ambient Book Club are not even a teensy-tiny bit ambient. They are - in fact - otherworldly, beaming in riffs and song from a dimension occupied by Muse and prog and about a bazillion effects pedals. Also, some more pedals - enough in fact to peel the paint off the walls."

Watch our music video for 'Dilemma' here:
https://youtube.com/watch/lpZE4DEmURg

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

09 Dec 2020

Triple J
30

good luck not having a great time falling into the whirlpool of psych-rock sounds that Ambient Book Club have concocted here.

good luck not having a great time falling into the whirlpool of psych-rock sounds that Ambient Book Club have concocted here.