Amber Arcades

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Amber Arcades
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Amber Arcades performing Benjamin
Background information
Birth name Annelotte de Graaf
Born (1988-12-15) 15 December 1988 (age 29)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Dream pop, Indie pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Heavenly Recordings
Associated acts Bill Ryder-Jones

Amber Arcades (born 15 December 1988) is the stage name of Annelotte de Graaf, a Dutch singer-songwriter from Utrecht.[1][2]


De Graaf holds a master's degree in law, and worked as an assistant for war crimes tribunals at the United Nations; as of 2016 she held a position "assessing the claims of refugees granted asylum in the Netherlands who are seeking to have their families brought over."[3] Her music career began when she self-recorded an album in New York City, funded by savings she had amassed since her teenage years.[3] Her output attracted the attention of Heavenly Recordings, which released her début full-length album, Fading Lines, in June 2016.[4][5][6] In May 2017, Amber Arcades shared their new ethereal track, ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’ featuring Bill Ryder-Jones.[7]


  • Amber Arcades EP (2013)
  • Patiently EP (2015)
  • Fading Lines (Heavenly Recordings, 2016)
  • Cannonball EP (Heavenly Recordings, 2017)
  • European Heartbreak (2018)