Joe Keogh, Tom Sperring and Will Jones were originally friends from Buckinghamshire at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School where they played in an alt.rock band. With Felix Archer from the same area and Wyeth from Kent, they met while studying at University of Nottingham. They all studied for degrees in Humanities and Law, but abandoned their studies in second year to focus on the band. Keogh initially performed under his own name and started to get ‘a bit of momentum so we sat down and jammed out one day and there was something about it. It was so much better than what I was doing solo, so we started a band’.
On 14 February 2014, they released their first EP titled Noah which consisted of 4 songs. Two months later after supporting Kodaline on their March 2014 tour they released their second EP titled Spark on 18 April 2014. Their third EP, entitled Pilot was released on 19 September 2014.
In March 2014, the band announced they had been recording their debut album throughout January and February 2014 with Mike Crossey and Sam Winfield, “who’s in many ways the sixth member of our band”.
In July and August 2014 the band released videos for the single “I Found” and “Pilot”.
On 1 December 2014, Amber Run announced their new single “Just My Soul Responding”. The song was confirmed as the lead single taken from the band’s upcoming debut and the video was uploaded on 18 December 2014. The single was then released on 5 January 2015.
Their debut album, 5am was released on 20 April 2015. On 15 April 2016, the band released a new single “Haze”.