It was on a sunny, humid day like any other that Amanda Tee stumbled upon a magical glass bottle half-hidden in the ground. It had stubbed her toe. Hard.
At that very moment, she swore (in the midst of some bad swearing) that she’d seek vengeance on all glass bottles by making so much noise that they’d all shatter and never stub another person’s toe again. She picked up the guitar, and proceeded to play along to the likes of Metallica, AC/DC, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and many others with the hope of achieving her goal.
Things have changed, though. Mellowing with age, Amanda moved towards folk and country, finding a sort of peace with the acoustic guitar. Lyrics and how they sound so good when infused with the right melodies began to play a huge part in her musical influences. Her 2011 EP Take It Or Leave It shows just that, and had critics comparing her writing style to that of Suzanne Vega and Joni Mitchell. Three years later, she’s also releasing her second EP Amnesiac, where you’ll be able to see (hear) how her songwriting has defined itself over the years.
Being a hippie folk songwriter now, she has long put her ideas of revenge to rest. Besides, glass bottles have practically become her allies – they’re great for containing beer.