Dark-rock / Post-punk / Post-rock
Baton Rouge, LA
Ambassador is a dark-rock / post-punk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana whose debut album, Belly of the Whale - a cavernous musical quest fusing heart rending doom, shoegazing aesthetics, and a deepset melodic sensibility - dropped in September of 2018. Eluding the stale tropes of modern rock, Ambassador evokes a sense of maturity and sonic exploration but with their emotional and vulnerable sounds remaining rooted in post rock, progressive metal and southern blues. The band has been compared to groups like Dredg, Pink Floyd and A Perfect Circle, featuring introspective and ethereal lyrics supported by concise grooves all defined by an ominous sense of melody. Each composition exposes new colors and textures with its own distinct energy.
Existing as outcasts with no true ‘scene’ and playing to mixed genre bills, Ambassador have won over a unique blend of fans from doom metal freaks to heavy hearted hipsters. These lifelong musicians have entered the vast sonic ocean to help swell the tide of a new alternative. Their sense of creative freedom and lack of pressure to conform is evident throughout their sound. As you navigate these musical landscapes one thing is increasingly clear...Ambassador are unique, rebellious, seasoned, and secure.
The band is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album Belly of the Whale. The new album, which is tentatively set for an early 2020 release, will feature some of Ambassador's heaviest and darkest material yet. While not a total departure from their fundamental sound, the album demonstrates a more aggressive energy contributed to lower guitar tunings and singer Gabe Vicknair exploring heavier tones after taking over on bass.
Since launching, Ambassador have played a number of shows across their region including opening for living legends like Today is the Day and Pop Evil as well as making a name for themselves in the dive bars that pepper their beloved Bayou State.
Gabe Vicknair (vocals, bass)
Dustin Borne (guitar)
Jason Ourso (guitar, backing vocals)
Ean Savoy (drums)