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getAmped were a power-trio from Dorset UK formed by brothers Rick Parkhouse (bass and vocals) and Tim Parkhouse (guitar and vocals), with Chris ‘Dougal’ Leredde (drums). The band released two albums and played over 300 live shows in two years.

Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter / This is Menace) played drums for the band during their international tour and joined the band full time when they reformed under the name Chinastyle in 2008.

getAmped were an almost permanent fixture in the MP3 charts run by the magazine.

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  2. Single Reviews

Following hot on the tail of the success of last year’s single ‘Too Far’, they’ve signed to indie label, Stronglikebull Records, embarked on an extensive tour of the south’s venues, and have managed to record both the tune and the video for the first single from their forthcoming album, tentatively called ‘Postcards from Hell’, due […]

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  2. Single Reviews

At the time of writing some of you are probably aware that Get Amped’s ‘Too Far’ is doing great business on the download chart. However, I’m chuffed to say right now it is sitting pretty at number four on the 7digital download chart, which means they are only, literally, a few downloads short of hitting […]

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  2. Live Reviews

Once more The Joiners, Southampton, played host to a leg of the Emergenza Battle of the Bands tour. These events are a unique experience cramming 7 bands into one night and always seeming to be a mixture of intensely powerful performances and intensely dull performances. Unfortunately for Tomb, they lead the second category thanks to […]

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  2. Live Reviews

Tonight was the launch gig for Get Amped’s incredible ‘Phoney Society’ LP at Mr Kyps, Poole. Solitary support band, Con 23, were so tight they squeaked. Playing a series of pop-formula songs with plenty of energy and determination. Musically there was nothing to fault, although it is unlikely that Con 23 will ever be described […]

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  2. Album Reviews

Get Amped are a three piece rock band that hail from Bournemouth. Having used an industrial blender to mix their influences, they describe themselves as “trans-genre post-hardcore surf-emu”. Having put in the hours on the small pub and club circuit, ‘Phoney Society’ is their debut album – and it’s the mutt’s nuts. If you listen […]