And off we go. In mid to late December 2007, a band called Stylofone (featuring Amazing Baby guitarist Simon O’Connor) meets a band called Lions and Tigers (featuring Amazing Baby vocalist Will Roan); they share a practice space and, for one night, the stage. A few months later, both bands decide to call it a day.
Coincidentally, however, Roan and O’Connor’s paths intersect during this time period again, this time at a ringtone factory. Roan had decided to quit, and through a mutual friend, O’Connor was hired to take his place. For two weeks, their shifts overlap, a friendship blooms and they decide to form a band along with Simon’s friend Will Berman, with whom he played in Stylofone. Excited by the prospects of this new group, Simon writes three songs over the 2007 holiday season very quickly.
Mid to Late 2008: With opening slots for Bloc Party, MGMT, Violens and more, the buzz about Amazing Baby begins to grow, mostly propelled by a free, four-song EP posted on their website called The Infinite Fucking Cross EP. Love for the band emanates outside of their native Brooklyn, throughout the internet and across the pond, where it’s love at first sight for English music journalists, who are all completely besotted with Amazing Baby’s blend of Black Sabbath riffs, California desert haze, Brooklyn charm and unstoppable melodies. The band hires Don Devore (of The Lilys, The Icarus Line and Ink and Dagger) to be their permanent bassist, and then take off for their first shows in the UK, which are met with rapturous response. They return home to play two triumphant, sold out, hometown shows in November 2008, having caught the eye of music lovers all over the globe.
Early 2009: The band starts work on their full length debut, a collection they self-produce with limitless imagination. The result, to be released by V2 in 2009, shows the band making sonic leaps and bounds beyond their initial four songs, and is likely to mark Amazing Baby as one of the most exciting new talents of the year.