DHP Family presents…
Amusement Parks On Fire
Plus special guests Déjà Vega
Amusement Parks On Fire first came to prominence in 2004 with the release of the eponymous debut album, conceived and consummated by the then-adolescent founder Michael Feerick and phonically actualised on a shoestring. Issued on Geoff Barrow (of Portishead)’s Invada label, it was described by the then-relevant New Musical Express as “hedonistic teenage genius” and saw itself projected onto the planetary meta-retina.
A live line-up was essentially performed and extensively performed with the likes of Dinosaur Jr, The Flaming Lips, M83 and dEUS among innumerable other acts of the era. The unit then retreated to Sigur Rós’ private swimming-pool sanctuary Sundlaugin in Mosfellsbær, Iceland to complete the venturesome sophomore release ‘Out Of The Angeles’, during which time they experimented with sleep, sustenance and sunlight deprivation at the insistence of V2 Records.
After several years of international incidence, the band crash-landed in Los Angeles in 2009 to make ‘Road Eyes’ with producers Michael Patterson (Beck, Nine Inch Nails) and Nicolas Jodoin (Arcade Fire, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). Again inspired by the locale, the collection was intended as ‘a skewed Californian contemporary-classical’ with Alternative Press characterising it as “sun-drenched, challenging and gratifying… a near-perfect album”.
After an 88 month moratorium, the band returned in November 2017 with a new single ‘Our Goal To Realise’ and the coinciding UK live performances, followed swiftly in April of this year with the concept EP ‘All The New Ends’ and a concert tour of mainland Europe. In December, the collective play 3 special UK shows at which they promise to perform material from the next album ‘An Archaea’ for the first time, alongside deep cuts from their extensive back catalogue.