Amplifier: "As you get older, you realise music’s about having fun"
Sel Balamir’s experimental band return with a Faust-inspired album – and a desire to have a hell of a good time
Led by their charismatic and colourful singer/guitarist Sel Balamir, Amplifier have been a fascinating experimental presence on the UK rock scene for two decades now. After acclaimed albums including The Octopus, Echo Street and 2014’s Mystoria, they’re back with more hefty literate psych anthems on their sixth album, Trippin’ With Doctor Faustus. Balamir tells us about this rock’n’roll fable – recorded on two-inch tape for his own label Rockosmos – and posting merch to the far ends of the earth.