the amber herd
GB Nottingham – Rock / Alternative / Progressive Rock / Psychedelic
the amber herd


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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Station of the Cross Single 2023
Ab67616d0000b273844e4f9f9ec756a31b0696d1 a body of work Album 2021
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder a body of work Album 2021
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Flicker EP 2020
Ab67616d0000b273c96f5f5f02c26b511d34161f In Cascade Single 2016
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder In Cascade EP 2016
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Our only Eden Album 2014
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder This town EP 2011
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Red gold/ Thursday Single 2010
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Foot tapper / Stage fright Single 2009
Tallbird records
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Kite Single 2015
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Herds are a five piece alternative rock band from Nottingham and Chesterfield UK.

‘Conventional’ is not a word that applies to Herds. Consisting of members from all over the UK that independently all converged on the East Midlands, drawing on influences from thrash metal to traditional folk whilst bringing life to the kind of vivid pictures and swirling soundscapes that psychedelics were designed for, Herds are anything but ordinary.

The band have been described in a variety of media as “Nottingham’s best kept secret?”, “an intriguing band with an eye for drama and melody” and “Mind blowing!”.


Praise for Herds both Live and recorded :

“It is difficult to believe this is the band’s first full length release as it feels very accomplished and like a third or fourth album by a veteran group. I would need to hear it a few more times, but that is something I am willing to do for the pure musical and lyrical enjoyment. I expect we will all be hearing a lot more from these guys and I look forward to it”
RedDom – Nottingham live magazine

“There isn’t a single second in this album that could be taken out. Our Only Eden is a chilled out album perfect for the long summer nights. Herds are definitely ones to watch; don’t be put off by their alternative approach, just sit back and relax because they’ve got it all under control”
Sian Hodkin – Derbyshire Times

With a powerful sound, and evoking lyrics Herds deliver a masterpiece with “Our Only Eden”.
Spaced Out Magazine

“'Nottingham city-based post-punk outfit Herds - and when we say "post punk", we mean like the master class of 1984 perfected so vehemently back in the day'”
Dom Gourlay - Drowned in Sound

“Herds are a psych-scented indie outfit.
Great use of guitars and Theremin, truly arresting vocals, and a moody feel … they know how to use dynamics,This lot should be massive, if there is any justice (damn it)."