The Amazons Embark On Another UK Tour

Hot out of 2017, The Amazons embark on their second UK tour since the release of their debut self-titled album. After taking 2017 by storm with multiple gigs around the country, countless festivals under their belt and even chucking in a trip to Asia for the first time, Reading-born The Amazons began their ten day tour of the UK yesterday. Starting with Birmingham and ending with a homecoming gig at Reading’s Hexagon on the tenth. After being put forward for BBC’s ‘The Sound of 2017’ it’s easy to place them as one of the biggest newcomers in Rock and Roll music.

After forming in 2014, the four-piece band relentlessly gigged around the country and in 2016 began recording for their debut album. 2017 finally saw the band release the album after sitting on the tracks for over a year. Frontman, Matt Thompson, believed that the timing for the album was right and that he was happy to have waited to release the album for a time that he felt the industry was ready for their music. It has become a tough ride for upcoming ‘typical’ guitar bands to crack the industry due the seemingly hostile environment so the wait seemed very necessary. However, the debut album showed no such struggle. Piecing together the best bits from naughties guitar music, the record soared with its opening banger ‘Stay With Me’. The track kicks off the album straight away with a tantalising middle hook that last year’s tour saw screamed at the band before they had even sung the song themselves. Its lyrics are so engaging that it even has newcomers singing along with the already dedicated fans in the chorus. Contrasting to the opening song, is its closing number ‘Palace’, which adds texture to the record in different ways. Whilst similar in lyrics to ‘Stay With Me’ the track speaks of love and is almost a way of saying goodbye to the debut album as it finishes. Accompanied by a glowing video shot by Reading videographer and The Amazons own photographer Matt Goff, the video boasts the presence of the crowd from the 2017 tour and only builds the excitement for tour dates to come.

So, what can we expect from The Amazons on their 2018 tour? A surge of kicking tunes with heavy guitar riffs that are superbly performed, electrifying stage presence from every band member, and a high energy crowd that are not afraid to move their feet. Keep an eye out down the front for frontman Matt Thompson as he’s not been shy from jumping in and joining the crowd himself. If you can’t manage to catch The Amazons at any of their tour dates in February, keep a watch on this year’s UK festivals. With appearances at Community Festival in London and at Standon Calling in Hertfordshire already in the books, they’re sure to be winning the hearts of many.

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Emily Boulton


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