The Amity Affliction's Dan Brown: why I made the switch to Fender

Dan Brown of the Amity Affliction performs on stage at the Download Festival on 11th March 2019, in Melbourne Australia
(Image credit: Martin Philbey/Redferns)

The Amity Affliction know who they are. There’s a definite thread that links each album sonically, and while they do drift outside their established sound a little bit on each record, there’s a very essential, identifiable quality to their recorded output. You hear a chorus, and it could only be Amity. 

Even counting the line-up changes that have occurred over the years, there’s a consistency to the band’s songwriting and identity. It’s on the fringes that they shake things up, and in the case of new album Misery (their sixth in total), you can hear it in longtime guitarist Dan Brown’s guitar tone. 

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Peter Hodgson is a journalist, an award-winning shredder, an instructional columnist, a guitar teacher, a guitar repair guy, a dad and an extremely amateur barista. He runs a blog, I Heart Guitar, which allows him to publicly geek out over his obsessions. Peter is from Melbourne, Australia, where he writes for various magazines, including Guitar World.