THE AMAZONS look set to confirm their status as Britain’s biggest breaking rock band with the release of their eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album, out June 2nd on Fiction Records. To coincide with the announcement, the band have also shared a new video for their current single ‘Black Magic’.
Produced by the Grammy nominated Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, PJ Harvey) and recorded at the world famous Assault and Battery Studios in west London, the album is the result of THE AMAZONS’ mission statement to reinvigorate rock ‘n’ roll. Passionate, ballsy, tender and loud as hell, this is an album not just for the young, but the young at heart too.
It’s a collection that collates some of the highlights soundtracking their rise to date - including the punk ‘n’ roll rush of opener ‘Stay With Me’, the pulverising riffs and anthemic rallying call of ‘Junk Food Forever’, and the foreboding grunge of ‘Little Something’. With the brand new material just as essential, ‘Burn My Eyes’ recalling both Husker Du and Biffy Clyro with its cocktail of visceral aggression and melodic intent, while ‘Raindrops’ simultaneously showcases frontman Matt Thomson’s knack for introspective lyricism and emotive vocal delivery. The album comes to surprise conclusion with the lighters-aloft piano ballad ‘Palace’ which demonstrates another angle to band away from their fiery wall of sound.
“I wrote all the songs between the ages of 18 and 22 years old,” explains Thomson of the record’s self-analytical bent. At the age of 20, he went through a serious break-up, which means a lot of tracks see him working through his heartache, but with the backing of big guitars, meaty riffs and a certain kind of poetry. “It’s all quite direct, but it’s emotive too,” he adds.
Completed by guitarist Chris Alderton, coy bassist Elliot Briggs and powerhouse drummer Joe Emmett, THE AMAZONS have been honing their music for a decade, but it wasn’t until Valentine’s Day 2014 that they finally hit upon their true sound, thanks to a consciousness-shifting Foals show at London’s Alexandra Palace. The four piece began listening to the deeply primal artists that originally made them want to start making music; Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.
Check out the Music-News.com recent exclusive interview with The Amazons below.
THE AMAZONS are currently embarking upon their biggest UK headline tour which is entirely sold-out in advance; expect full-throttle attitude, sweat, style, sass and a little bit of magic. Further festival dates are set to be announced in the near future.
‘Stay With Me’ ‘Burn My Eyes’ ‘In My Mind’ ‘Junk Food Forever’ ‘Raindrops’ ‘Black Magic’ ‘Ultraviolet’ ‘Little Something’ ‘Holy Roller’ ‘Something in the Water’ ‘Palace’
Forthcoming live dates:
10th - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club 11th - Leicester, The Cookie 12th - Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge 14th - Cambridge, Portland Arms 15th - Oxford, The Bullingdon 16th - Guildford, The Boileroom 17th - Brighton, Patterns 20th – Germany, Cologne, Live Music Hall (with You Me At Six) 21st – Germany, Berlin, Columbia Theater (with You Me At Six) 23rd – Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshuset (with You Me At Six) 24th – Norway, Oslo, Vulkan Arena (with You Me At Six) 26th – Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle (with You Me At Six) 27th – Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (with You Me At Six) 29th – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso (with You Me At Six) 30th – Luxembourg, den Atelier (with You Me At Six)
5th - Sheffield, The Plug 6th - Manchester, Deaf Institute 7th - Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 8th - Newcastle, The Cluny 11th - Birmingham, Mama Roux’s 12th - London, Dingwalls 13th - Reading, Sub89 15th - Netherlands, Paaspop Festival 29th - Live At Leeds
18th - The Great Escape 28th - Liverpool Sound City
11th - Isle of Wight Festival 17th - Netherlands, Best Kept Secret Festival