Live Reviews

KKKK

from Kerrang number 1147:

… Tracer AMC, returned from a successful jaunt across Japan, show the hometown crowd how they’ve won Tokyo’s heart. Immediately more developed and daring, they skip through movements in four songs that need no lyrics to augment an accomplished grace.
Kiaran Acharya

the review goes on to praise 65 days of static, but i’m not even going to read that bit, let alone type it out. still, KKKK! kinda!
fame SURELY beckons this time.

when

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review in offbeat magazine

noone else is going to tell you about this, and you probably wouldn’t have read it yourself, so i’ll keep justifying my position here as blogger by posting it here for your enjoyment.

TRACER AMC
BLACK BOX
12-11-06

At just under an hour long set, Tracer AMC played four songs; ‘Machette’, ‘Flux and Form’, ‘Copenhagen’ and ‘You Follow The Snow and Are Wasted’. The four piece from Belfast are a purely instrumental rock band made up of twin guitar,

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Spiritualized + Tracer AMC, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Across The Line, Stuart Bailie

They’ve played in grander places before – London’s Albert Hall, Toronto’s Skylon Tower – but Spiritualized know exactly how to trim their sails to fit the occasion. So tonight, at this perfectly bijou venue, the band plays to some well-considered strengths. There are no choirs, and no brass section, but the trade off is intimacy. Jason is just a few feet away from the front of the stage, and the dedicated

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Tracer AMC, Contraband and Barry Peak, 29th February 2004

BBC Across The Line, Helen Toland and David O’Reilly

We’ve endless respect for those Tracer boys. They’ve an admirable work ethic and a refreshingly creative approach to making music. And they’ve every right to be in lively form this evening. ‘Flux And Form’, the self-released debut album, is finally in the shops after a suitable nine month gestation. And there’s a sense of triumph in Auntie Annie’s, not from the band, but from a crowd who

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Tracer AMC – Auntie Annies, Belfast – 29/02/2004

Alternative Ulster, Alan Maguire

Tracer AMC come onstage to a heroes welcome. With the album attracting critical acclaim, it’s up to the live show to sell it. Judging by this display, there should be no problems. Tracer AMC are a class act. They don’t do songs; for a start there are no words. Furthermore any notion of structure in terms of verses and choruses are redundant. If you’re looking for a three minute pop ditty, make

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Ninetynine + Estel + Tracer AMC – Auntie Annies, 11th November 2002

Session in NI, Helen Toland

Life is too short for nights like this. There’s wasting your life away of your own volition and then there’s other people squandering your valuable time. I am not disappointed by this gig – I am outraged.

Tracer AMC – to give them credit – are in good form. Alex has a new bass, prompting much appreciative muso jealousy from the audience. Some smart ass keeps it in check by asking “Does

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Tracer AMC – Auntie Annies, 30th January 2002

FPMC, Mark Reid

It’s Tracer AMC that many are here to see. They’ve built up a reputation of awe-inspiring live shows and have two fine singles behind them. They don’t disappoint either. A three-piece for the night due to their newly acquired guitarist being in Canada, they’ve decided to play some old tunes from the aforementioned 7″s. “Pelican” lulls you in with drones and intricate picking before careering into breakneck angular riffing and eventually through to

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Tracer AMC – belFEST 2001, 10th October 2001

Hot Press, Colin Carberry

Tracer AMC played the most trancendant gig of the past five years. Tracer AMC spent 30 minutes making dolphin noises with their guitars.

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Tracer AMC – Auntie Annies, 10th October 2001

Across The Line, Stuart Bailie

Tracer AMC take the stage at Auntie Annie’s with at least a million effects pedals. While they’ve been a little sedate in the past, the new Tracer regime is far more pointed, aiming their post-rock riffola at all the right places.

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Oh Yeah Review, 15th October 1999

Oh Yeah, Colin Carberry

Okay, okay let’s get the Mogwai comparisons out of the way as quickly and as politely as possible. Tracer AMC do resemble the Scottish guitar poets but only in as much as they are determined to show that you don’t need a throat to have a voice. Tracer AMC start spectacularly with the gorgeous, cascading ‘Asatellitewish’ – the Stone Roses with a voice-lost Brownie, and then. Dodgy sound problems aside, groove on

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Tracer AMC – Katy Dalys, 14th October 1999

Oh Yeah, David O’Reilly

If you can rely on anyone to fill in for the a.w.o.l Nixon it’s Tracer AMC – an act guaranteed to unveil a second Belfest set a million miles away from their first. Intent on shattering our ear drums, Tracer AMC take a huge, pulsating opening chord and build it from there – track after track loaded with threatening, noisy soul.

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