Comprising layered looped guitars, keyboards and driving bass rhythms, Ambience Affair started out as the solo project of frontman Jamie Clarke: Jamie (vocals, guitar) and Marc (drums) first met while working in a music shop in Dublin's inner city. At the time, Jamie had begun playing his one-man show in various clubs around town and one evening Marc came along to one of his shows. Before long they both realised what they were missing: eachother. Their sound developed over the following two years which saw the release of Fragile Things (2009) and Patterns (2010) to much critical acclaim.
Early in 2011, as work was nearing completion on their first album, the guys recruited the services of a talented bass player from Galway by the name of Yvonne Ryan. Yvonne had first seen the band play at Hard Working Class Heroes and was soon joining them on stage as they supported the likes of Lower Dens, Peter Broderick, Lisa Hannigan, Jape, Villagers and BellX1. Later that year, Ambience Affair released their début full-length Burials - a thoughtful, powerful exploration of love, loss and introspection. Since then the band have toured extensively, recorded their second album and recruited a new member - Conor Deasy (also of Biggles Flys Again).
Some lovely people have written some lovely things about them too:
“Urgent, original and compelling stuff.’” – Paul McLoone , Today FM.
“Haunting, urgent and beautiful songs from a band with time & talent on their
side.’” – Jenny Huston, 2FM
“Stunning…four songs here, each one an organic, hand-crafted gem.” – Chris
Jones, AU Magazine.