10th February 2016
Valentines is soon approaching and here at Amplified we have got you sorted!
In honour of Valentines Day we have made a loved up mixtape filled with some of the best rock songs of all time, so grab someone close by and listen!
LOVE BITES - DEF LEPPARD
LOVERS ROCK - THE CLASH
FUTURE DAYS - PEARL JAM
LOVE ME FOREVER - MOTORHEAD
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS - METALLICA
THANK YOU - LED ZEPPELIN
I DON'T WANNA MISS A THING - AEROSMITH
WILD HORSES - THE ROLLING STONES
Treat yourself & your loved one this weekend by grabbing one of our T-Shirts from some of these awesome bands.
2nd February 2016
This Friday we are definitely going to be staying in to watch 'The Most Dangerous Band In The World: The Story Of Guns N’ Roses' on at 10pm on BBC4!
Jon Brewer has directed the documentary which tells the story of how Guns n Roses went from playing bars on the Sunset Strip in LA to stadiums across the world.
We can't wait to see it and start getting excited for the 2016 reunion which will see Axl Rose and guitarist Slash back together on stage for the first time since 1993.
Get yourself some of our Amplified Guns N Roses T-Shirts ready for the show this Friday!
11th January 2016
The world is a sad place today as we learn we have lost another great star.
David Bowie has died after an 18 month battle with cancer, days after his 69th birthday and the release of his new and final album, Blackstar.
A huge span of celebrities, from American rapper Kanye West to British comedian Ricky Gervais, have cited Bowie as a major inspiration, influence, or hero. The internet is thick with tributes and condolences pouring in as the world mourns the great loss of a musician, actor, artist, and fashion icon.
Join us today as we listen to the huge hits from the Brixton-born legend - from Space Oddity and Man Who Sold The World, to his latest albums including Reality and The Next Day. Not forgetting to include The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, "Heroes", and Let's Dance.
His incredible talent was not limited, so don't limit your playlist today. And play it loud!
David Bowie - 8th January 1947 - 10th January 2016
28th December 2015
'There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.
We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.
We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.
Have a drink or few, share stories, and celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT'
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
Born to lose, lived to win.
21st December 2015
You can now grab any 3 T-SHIRTS & VESTS from Amplified for only £50!
That’s right, any 3 T-Shirts or Vests featuring original artwork from some of the biggest names in Music including Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Guns n Roses, The Rolling Stones & more for only £50! Be sure to check out this awesome deal HERE!
3rd December 2015
As part of the BBC 6 Music ‘Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day’ the producers put together a shortlist of The Best Band T-Shirts Ever for listeners to vote for during the day.
Check out the Amplified Classics that made an appearance in the Top 30!
25th November 2015
There are only 3 days left to vote for the the best band t-shirt of ALL TIME!
BBC 6 Music have put together a shortlist of 30 t-shirts, which includes 9 Amplified classics, as voted for by a hit team of artists, merchandisers and presenters with all the music know-how.
Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036myv9/p036ntcq to vote for your favourites, and tune into BBC 6 Music this Friday for a celebration of the wardrobe staple - The Band Tee - to see which t-shirt is crowned The Best Band T-Shirt of All Time!
16th November 2015
Get ready for 27th November 2015!
Steve Lamacq from Radio 6 Music has enlisted the help of designers, merchandisers and industry luminaries including Jeremy Deller, designer of the Yes artwork Roger Dean, illustrator Pete McKee, Mercury Prize shortlisted band Slaves, V&A curator Kristian Volsing, Design Museum and fellow 6 Music presenters to nominate their greatest band t-shirts.
From their suggestions, Steve has created a shortlist, and now we need YOU to decide the winner.
Click HERE to check out the 30 Best Band T-Shirt Shortlist, which features several classic Amplified pieces including Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Motorhead and Run DMC. Don't forget to vote for your favourite!
19th October 2015
Nothing can ever really prepare you for the end of summer and the beginning of University, so by now you are probably already drowning in deadlines.
If Fresher's Week has drained your bank account, fear not! We have boosted our student discount to 20% off with Student Beans, so you can cheer yourself up and treat yourself to a fresh new t-shirt during your assignment break!
21st September 2015
Released on Sept 11th, 'That’s The Spirit' is currently sitting in the charts at Number 1 in Aus, Number 2 in the UK and US, and top 10 in more than 20 other countries, and rightly so!
The album has got everything: Massive sing along anthems like 'Happy Song' and 'Throne', string-laden epics like 'True Friends' and a pop/rock classic in 'Avalanche'. Plus last year's banger 'Drown', which introduced us all to their more mature sound. All killers, no fillers.
If you loved BMTH before, you might find this a departure from their first three albums, but it is definitely a step forward in every way from its predecessor 'Sempiternal'. More riffs, more synths, more melodies.
It is our album of the year so far!
Check out our exclusive Bring Me The Horizon 'Crooked Young' t-shirt
And for tour dates all over the world, head to their Official Website.
2nd September 2015
What a weekend!
Every time the line up gets announced for a major festival, there is always an online debate about 'this band should/shouldn’t be headlining', or 'there's too much/too little indie/rock/electronica (delete as necessary).
But the thing we've come to realise now, looking back at the whole bill, is Reading and Leeds has one of the most varied line ups of any festival outside of Glastonbury, on a site that less than a tenth of the size. That’s what makes it so great!
There were so many musical highlights for us. Limp Bizkit prove they've kept on rolling, Marmozets completely blew us away, Alexisonfire smashed their way through their comeback leaving us begging for more, Bring Me The Horizon put on more than a performance on main stage, and Years & Years had us dancing our way back to our tents.
Not to mention Catfish and The Bottlemen, the rock gods that are Metallica, Jamie T, The Cribs, Boy Better Know, Refused, Deadmau5, Modestep, Pierce The Veil, PVRIS, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, AND Wolf Alice!
And that’s it! Reading and Leeds is done for another year, and festival season is officially over for 2015. Its been a great summer.
Thanks to everyone we've met wearing Amplified t-shirts on our travels, and congrats to everyone to who got lucky playing Finders Keepers.
See you out there again next summer.
17th August 2015
Reading and Leeds Festival is the oldest popular music festivals still in existence, and we think its still one of the best. 1 Bank Holiday Weekend, over 200 bands and 90,000 music fans. Could there be a better combination?
As always there's an amazing line-up featuring some of the biggest indie bands (such as Libertines, Alt-J, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamie T, the Maccabees, Wolf Alice), the coolest breaking acts (Sunset Sons, Ratboy, The One Hundred, Gengahr, Shura, Twin Peaks), and an amazing selection of electronic and crossover artists (Years & Years, Snakehips, Jacob Plant, Deadmau5).
But what Reading has always been famous for is putting on the most kick-ass rock and metal bands in the world. Enter the Saturday night main stage headline combination of Bring Me The Horizon and Metallica - The biggest Metal band of all time!
If you're heading to Reading Festival like us, we hope you have the time of your life!
10th August 2015
In fact, we love seeing them so much, we're gonna start giving away some rare and one-off pieces to people who tag us in pictures we like the most!
Have fun out there!
3rd August 2015
This week sees the completion of Led Zeppelin's epic re-issue programme.
After the success of the first albums being re-mastered and re-packaged last year, Led Zeppelin are back with updated versions of their last 3 albums, 'Presence', 'In Through The Out Door' and what many say was Jimmy Page's favourite album, 'Coda'.
image source: ledzeppelin.com
It's hard to imagine them sounding any better than they did, but they do!
27th July 2015
We've enjoyed checking out all the combinations of artists you've picked so much, we've extend the offer for another week!