Debut album released 2 June
The Amazons perform at Manchester’s Deaf Institute in the midst of a run of dates leading up to the release of their self-titled debut album.
The Amazons has been produced by the Grammy nominated Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, PJ Harvey) and was recorded at Assault and Battery Studios in London.
The album, which is released on 2 June, is a collection of material written by frontman Matt Thomson over a four year period. “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 The four piece began listening to the deeply primal artists that originally made them want to start making music; Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.
There has been no looking back since that moment. The Reading-based quartet have become one of the most highly tipped guitar bands of 2017, were shortlisted for the BBC Music Sound of 2017 poll, nominated for Q’s Best Breakthrough Act gong and made an appearance in MTV’s Brand New 2017 list. They also featured in Apple Music’s New Artists 2017 playlist and popped up in Amazon UK’s Ones To Watch and Deezer’s picks for 2017 polls. Following the tour, The Amazons will also be making a series of festival appearances at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Isle of Wight Festival and Best Kept Secret Festival.
The Amazons perform at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 6 April 2017.
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