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About The Amazons

Still in their early 20s, Matt Thomson and guitarist Chris Alderton have been friends since childhood, and the band is completed by Elliott Briggs (bass) and Joe Emmett (drums). They hit upon their current sound after being inspired by a Foals gig at Alexandra Palace in 2014 which shifted their perception of what a contemporary rock band could be. They focused their energies on their early influences – Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin – and their music evolved to become heavy, loud and primal.

The Amazons first attracted a whirlwind of attention after uploaded their demo of Something in the Water to SoundCloud. By 2015, their reputation had grown to the extent that they were invited to support The Kooks on their European tour. More accomplishments soon followed: their debut single Junk Food Forever was released on their own Goth Cruise label, while a homecoming set at the Reading Festival’s BBC Introducing stage proved to be a triumphant moment which demonstrated that they’re ready to take on the rest of the world.

Now the quartet are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated second studio album Future Dust. The record, due out on 24 May 2019, was recorded in Monnow Valley.

The Amazons have confirmed an intimate headline date in their hometown of Reading to celebrate its release on 27 May 2019 as well as numerous festival appearances this summer. 

Last updated: January, 2019