Record deal in Canada, t-shirts and more news

Amsterdam sign with Universal in CanadaThe boys have been in the studio all this week doing the b-sides for the next single which we can confirm is Takin’ on the World, the much loved lead track off debut album The Journey.

You Can’t Trust the People is a duet between Paulie and Ian and is descibed as ‘something the Clash might have recorded between Give’em Enough Rope and London Calling’.

Career Building, a John Martyn/Isley brothers inspired new song, actually lead to a studio argument with producer Tony Kiley proclaiming ‘we can’t do that as a b-side, that’s a bloody single!’.

Meanwhile, hot off the press, several other news items have arrived at HQ:

The results to the whats your favourite song off the debut album poll are:

Results of The Journey song poll

Give us your comments now in the debut album thread in the forum.

Amsterdam have now signed to Universal in Canada. The debut album will be released over there in the autumn.

The boys will be appearing on the cover mounted CD of the fabulous Word magazine next month. The chosen track will be Nostalgia and not Joe’s Kiss as previously reported.

A secret warm up show in Ian’s home village of Little Sutton on the Wirral is being organised in anticipation of the band’s biggest show yet at this years Mathew Street music festival in Liverpool on the August bank holiday. Keep your eye on the site for the latest news on this.

From next week you will be able to purchase the fabulous new Amsterdam t-shirt which sports the great new logo from this site. Details to follow very shortly.

Ian and Paulie will be doing a 30-minute acoustic set on Friday night at the Liverpool Carling Academy before Digsy takes his band Smaller take to the stage. Tickets are £5 or you can pay on the door.

Amsterdam have been specially asked to play at this year’s Beached festival in Scarborough on Sunday 21 August.

This succesful annual festival actually takes place on the beach and is FREE. Visit www.beached.net for all the relevant information.

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