Announce New UK Tour for October

New Single 'Junk Food Forever'

 

After a recently finishing up a completely sold out UK tour culminating in triumphant shows atLondon's Dingwalls and a massive homecoming show at Sub89 in Reading, The Amazons,officially the most hotly-tipped guitar band of the year, are heading back out on tour in October in support of their debut, self-titled album which is coming May 26th via Fiction Records!

The band's new tour will see them play their biggest headline show to date at The O2 Forum in London on 12th October. See the full list of dates below...

The Amazons have also unveiled their new single 'Junk Food Forever' - the new version of the fan favourite premiered as MistaJam's Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1 last night. The band have also today been confirmed as part of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend and will feature on'Later... With Jools Holland' later this month...

The Amazons Tour Dates & Tickets

Self-Titled Debut Album out June 2nd!

UK Live Dates!

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’.
 
It’s been a heady rise for the Reading-based quartet. The most hotly tipped guitar band of 2017according to Music Week, The Amazons 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 2017list. 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.
 
Meanwhile the broadsheets and music press have been all over them, with NME, Kerrang!, Metro,Daily Star, Daily Mirror, Gigwise and Radio X all tipping them for greatness. Beat 1’s Zane Lowe is a huge fan, and so are Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Clara Amfo, Nick Grimshaw, Mistajamand Greg James. Frankly, it’s not hard to see why.
 
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’sknack for introspective lyricism and emotive vocal delivery. The album comes to a surprise conclusion with the lighters-aloft piano ballad ‘Palace’ which demonstrates another angle to the 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.
 
To coincide with the announcement, THE AMAZONS have also shared a brand new video for their current Radio 1 playlisted single ‘Black Magic’ which also features in the album. It’s a video rich with stylised imagery which includes intimate, extreme close-up shots, intense performances from the band, and surreal symbolism which offers significant scope for interpretation.
 
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 atLondon’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.
 
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.

The Amazons Tour Dates & Tickets

The Amazons Unveil Riff-Tastic New Single 'Black Magic'

Heading out on their biggest UK tour to date next month!

 

The Amazons are officially the most hotly-tipped guitar band of year after featuring on all of the biggest tips for 2017 lists - see the BBC Sound Poll 2017, Best Breakthrough Act at the Q Awards, MTV’s Brand New For 2017, Apple Music’s New Artists 2017, Deezer’s Pick For 2017 and most recently added to BT TV Music’s Ones To Watch 2017. And things are still hotting up for the youthful quartet with the release of their new single ‘Black Magic’ which is their second consecutive track to be highlighted as Mistajam’s Hottest Record in the World.
 
After the ominous atmosphere of their previous single ‘Little Something’, ‘Black Magic’ takes a brighter, more playful approach to their revered alt-rock onslaught. Their relentless rhythmic drive continues unabated, but the track’s spiralling guitar motif immediately lays a foundation in the mind while frontmanMatt Thomson adds an adept falsetto to his already mountainous vocal range.
 
“This song has been 3 years in the making. We had some of the parts floating around without any direction until I wrote the chorus, which gave the track focus.” Thomson marks, adding “Black magic is about the helplessness you feel when you realise the feelings you have for someone are no longer reciprocated. The despair at the awareness that there is nothing you can do to change the way they feel."”

The Amazons’ have announced details of an extensive UK tour that runs from February through to April.   

 

Reading quartet The Amazons stand on the cusp of making a major breakthrough in 2017. The band have just been named in three of the UK’s most influential new artist lists: the BBC Sound of 2017 poll;MTV’s Brand New for 2017 shortlist; and Apple Music New Artists 2017 list.
 
These latest developments follow a rapid rise in The Amazons’ fortunes. Last year they were nominated for the Q Award for Best Breakthrough Act, while their current single ‘Little Something’ was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World. 
 
‘Little Something’ will also feature on the band’s forthcoming debut album which has been recorded with Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, The Vaccines) in Flood and Alan Moulder’s famous Assault and Battery studio in London.
 
The Amazons’ have announced details of an extensive UK tour that runs from February through to April.             

The Amazons Tour Dates & Tickets

28/11/16  BBC Sound of 2017 Nominee The Amazons @ When In Manchester Festival, 17th December: Tour 2017!

TIPPED FOR A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN 2017
 
*Nominated for BBC’s Sound of 2017 poll*
*Featured on MTV’s Brand New For 2017 shortlist*
*Added to Apple Music New Artists 2017 list*

 
Listen to current single ‘Little Something’

<< New text box >>Reading quartet The Amazons stand on the cusp of making a major breakthrough in 2017. The band have just been named in three of the UK’s most influential new artist lists: the BBC Sound of 2017 poll; MTV’s Brand New for 2017 shortlist; and Apple Music New Artists 2017 list.
 
These latest developments follow a rapid rise in The Amazons’ fortunes. Last month they were nominated for the Q Award for Best Breakthrough Act, while their current single ‘Little Something’ was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World. 
 
‘Little Something’ will also feature on the band’s forthcoming debut album which has been recorded with Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, The Vaccines) in Flood and Alan Moulder’s famous Assault and Battery studio in London.
 
The Amazons’ are about to embark upon a short run of intimate UK tour, and have also announced details of an extensive UK tour that runs from February through to April.             
 
DECEMBER 
 
1st - St. Albans, The Horn
8th - Bath, Moles
9th - Bedford, Bedford Esquires
10th - London, Nambucca (This Feeling club night)
15th - Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
16th - Sunderland, Independent
17th - Manchester, When In Manchester Festival
 
MARCH - NEW DATES
 
2nd - Southampton, Joiners Arms
3rd - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
4th - Coventry, Coventry Central Library
6th - Liverpool, Buyers Club
7th - Dublin, Whelan’s
8th - Belfast, Voodoo
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
 
APRIL - NEW DATES
 
5th - Sheffield, The Plug
6th - Manchester, Deaf Institute
7th - Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
11th - Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
13th - Reading, Sub89
 
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20/09/16  The Amazons reveal video for 'In My Mind' ahead of UK tour...

Reading rock quartet The Amazons can now unveil a brand new video for their heaviest track to date ‘In My Mind’. The single was first played by Huw Stephens and Greg James at Radio 1 while other radio support included Annie Mac and Dan P Carter at Radio 1, Edith Bowman, Tom Cocker and Jon Jackson’s Record of the Week at Virgin Radio, and Jo Goode at Radio X.

Directed by Chris Hugall, the new video for ‘In My Mind’ captures the band excelling in their natural environment with an explosive performance which reflects the raw energy of their gigs. Vocalist/guitarist Matt  Thomson leads with a captivating and charismatic presence, while his bandmates - Chris Alderton(guitar), Elliott Briggs (bass) and Joe Emmett (drums) - bound with exuberant enthusiasm and impeccable musicianship.

The track itself was produced by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, FoalsThe Vaccines) and captures The Amazons' ability to blend a fiery cocktail of aggressive stop-start dynamics with an anthemic hook which is topped by frontman Thomson’s powerfully controlled vocal delivery. 

Inspired by the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age and Arcade FireThe Amazons formed in their hometown of Reading. They first gained traction on the back of their debut EP ‘Don’t You Wanna?’ (particularly its track ‘Ultraviolet’) and they continued to build their reputation with the follow-up ‘Stay With Me’ and then ‘Nightdriving’ which was premiered by Huw Stephens at Radio 1, championed by Steve Lamacq at 6 Music and picked as Q’s Track of the Day.

The Amazons’ summer festival touring has already encompassed TruckBeat HerderStandon CallingY Not and Kendal Calling and continues with the likes of Festival No.6 and Neighbourhood  Festival. They’ll then embark upon a full UK tour which including their biggest London headline show to date at Oslo in Hackney.

Their touring schedule is:
 
SEPTEMBER
30th – Coventry, Kasbah (Kinky club night)
 
OCTOBER
1st – Southsea Festival
5th – Sheffield, The Rocking Chair (headline show)
6th – Tynemouth, Surf Café (headline show)
7th – Glasgow, The Attic @ The Garage (headline show)
8th – Neighbourhood Festival
11th – Leeds, Oporto (headline show)
12th – Bristol, Crofters Rights (headline show)
13th – London Oslo (headline show)
14th – Reading, Readipop Studios (headline show)
 
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11/08/16 The Amazons UK headline dates

The Amazons will head out on a UK headline tour in October, culminating with a show at Oslo in London. The band who are currently hitting the UK festival circuit hard, with appearances set for Glass Butter Beach Festival and Festival No 6 in the next few weeks, recently dropped their new single 'Nightdriving' (out now on Fiction Records). 

Check the video for 'Nightdriving' 

 

The band will play The Rocking Chair in Sheffield on the 5th October. If you would be keen to head down to a show on the headline tour, let me know. The band are also available for interviews.

Since their arrival to a growing fan base with first demo ‘Something in the Water’ in early 2015, The Amazons have quickly generated an enthusiastic following. Their first single ‘Junk Food Forever’ received immediate support from radio presenters  Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, and Jo Goods’ Shock of the New, as well as a featured slot on XFM’s ‘Songs of The Week’. 

 

Upcoming UK Festival Dates:
20th Aug          Glass Butter Beach Festival, Abersoch Wales
03rd Sept         Festival No. 6, Portmeirion Wales
1st Oct             Southsea Festival, Southsea
5th Oct             The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
6th Oct             Surf Café, Tynemouth
7th Oct             Attic at the Garage, Glasgow
8th Oct             Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
11th Oct           Oporto, Leeds
12th Oct           The Crofter’s Rights, Bristol
13th Oct           Oslo Hackney, London
14th Oct           Readipop, Reading     
 
The Amazons are: Matt Thomson (vocals and guitar), Chris Alderton (guitar), Elliott Briggs (bass) andJoe Emmett (drums).
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20/05/16  The Amazons reveal new single 'Nightdriving'...

The Amazons have revealed their new single 'Nightdriving', which will be out on Fiction Records on the 24th June. The band who have a summer packed of festivals 

Since their arrival to a growing fan base with first demo ‘Something in the Water’ in early 2015, The Amazons have quickly generated an enthusiastic following. Their first single ‘Junk Food Forever’ received immediate support from radio presenters  Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, and Jo Goods’ Shock of the New, as well as a featured slot on XFM’s ‘Songs of The Week’. 

 

 

The track, produced by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals), comes ahead of a summer full of festival dates

Earlier this month The Amazons were invited to join Huw Stephens’ for a BBC Introducing session at the Radio 1’s Maida Vale studio, where they performed Nightdriving, as well as Millions, Ultraviolet and recent single release Stay With Me. Watch the session here.

Speaking on Huw Stephens’ radio show, Thomson said: Night Driving is about when we first passed our driving tests and were driving around country roads in the early hours of the morning. We didn’t really know where we were going or much about life in general…not knowing what was around the corner.”

Nightdriving follows first single Stay With Me, which received a Radio 1 premiere, championed by Annie Mac, Huw Stephen, and Steve Lamacq among others; and established The Amazons as an explosive new sound in a year which has seen the four Reading based friends emerge as a young band to watch, garnering new fans and word-of mouth praise through their dynamic live performances and explosive rock anthems.

Nightdriving impacts June 24th & is available digitally on:
Spotify
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Apple Music
Deezer
VEVO
 


 
Upcoming UK Live Dates:
19th May         The Great Escape, Brighton
29th May         Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire
11th June          Bournemouth University Ball, Bournemouth 
15th July          Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
16th July          The Beat Herder Festival, Lancashire 
29th July          Standon Calling, Hertfordshire 
30th July          Y Not Festival, Pikehall
31st July          Kendall Calling, Kendal
20th Aug          Glass Butter Beach Festival, Abersoch Wales
3rd Sept           Festival No. 6, Portmeirion Wales
 
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31/03/16   The Amazons reveal video for 'Stay With Me'

The Amazons have revealed their awesome new video for 'Stay With Me' today. The track is out on Fiction Records (The Maccabees, Tame Impala, DFA 1979) now. Since their arrival to a growing fan base with first demo ‘Something in the Water’ in early 2015, The Amazons have quickly generated an enthusiastic following. Their first single ‘Junk Food Forever’ received immediate support from radio presenters  Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, and Jo Goods’ Shock of the New, as well as a featured slot on XFM’s ‘Songs of The Week’. 

 

UPCOMING LIVE UK DATES (LISTED BELOW) INCLUDE FESTEVOL, STANDON CALLING, KENDAL CALLING, FESTIVAL NO. 6 AND MORE 

 

Filmed and directed by Matt Goff while The Amazons were on tour last month, the video captures the band as they embrace the chaos of life on the road and entertain themselves in vans and motel rooms up and down the country.

Reading-based The Amazons have emerged over the past year as a young band to watch, garnering new fans and word-of-mouth praise through their dynamic performances and melodic rock anthems. Latest single Stay With Me has set them apart as one of year’s most energetic and explosive new sounds, with the track receiving a Radio 1 debut, championed by Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, John Kennedy, Maz and Tom Robinson.

Stay With Me is produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, The Maccabees) and is the first single to be released via the band’s new home Fiction Records.

 

Upcoming UK Live Dates:
09th Apr          Flying Vinyl Festival, London
23rd Apr          Are You Listening, Reading
01st May         FestEvol, Liverpool 
29th May         Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire
11th June          Bournemouth University Ball, Bournemouth 
15th July          Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
16th July          The Beat Herder Festival, Lancashire 
29th July          Standon Calling, Hertfordshire 
30th July          Y Not Festival, Pikehall
31st July          Kendall Calling, Kendal
20th Aug          Glass Butter Beach Festival, Abersoch Wales
03rd Sept         Festival No. 6, Portmeirion Wales
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