Formed in the early days of the March 2020 lockdown as an online collaborative project, it took until their first gig for Fraser and Amelia – otherwise known as Midnight Ambulance – to decide on that name and give their new venture a serious go. In February, they released debut single ‘Black Gloves’, and shared its follow-up ‘5 AM’ last month; a song which, in Amelia’s words, ‘describes how lockdown life acted as a skewed mirror to the past, casting up old memories, both good and bad.’
It’s a majestic slow-burner of a song, navigating its way through two fraught verse-and-chorus sections before a bridge transition explodes into a riff-driven climax with some serious heft, in a way our description can only do so much to capture; a real ‘where the hell did that come from?!?’ sort of moment. Give it a listen and hear it for yourself below, and keep an eye out for more from the duo soon – their original online link-up led to 70 songs being written, so we can’t imagine we’ll be waiting too long for their next move.