Based along the Firth of Forth coast, Amateur Cult has created a unique take on post punk and
electronica, embracing stark atmospherics, emphatic darkwave rhythms and retro synths
soundscapes referencing artists from Jonny Greenwood, Boards of Canada, Crack Cloud and
Bjork, to the documentaries of Adam Curtis.
Created as a solo DIY project by Alastair Chivers, Amateur Cult released the debut album, The
Mirrored Pattern, in October 2022 – receiving praise from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, The
Herald Scotland, Keep It Fast, Snack Mag and Is This Music?.
Following on from sold out headline shows in Scotland, Amateur Cult will perform live at
Lindisfarne with a full band featuring members from Acidsaurus Bong, DTHPDL, Robot Death
Monkey, as well as saxophonist Andrew J. Brooks and rapper / MC TH!NK.
“Psyched out and incredible!”
– The Skinny
“If you could picture David Lynch as a song. Amateur Cult manages to capture that darkness and
duality – there’s something that feels quite visual within the work he’s creating.”
– Everyone Want To Play The Hits
“a monorail ride across a burning, industrial sunset over ever-changing street-level vistas”
– SNACK Mag
“Pure, emphatic, and intense; it just shakes you up. Everything about it is relentless.”
– Rave Child