As the bands album release draws ever closer, The Amazons continue the upwards momentum that they’ve maintained throughout the year by sharing their new single ‘Junk Food Forever’ which is viewable below!
In addition to the single, the band have now announced some details of an autumn UK headline tour. You can view the dates here;
OCTOBER 2nd – The Waterfront, Norwich 3rd – The Leadmill, Sheffield 4th – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh 6th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 8th – The Riverside, Newcastle 9th – The Tramshed, Cardiff 11th – Phoenix, Exeter 12th – The 02 Forum, London 13th – Engine Rooms, Southampton 14th – SWX, Bristol
MARCH 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 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
MAY 18th – The Great Escape 28th – Liverpool Sound City
JUNE 11th – Isle of Wight Festival 17th – Netherlands, Best Kept Secret Festival
The Amazons released a new single Little Something on the 21st of November and after featuring as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Track In The World’ on the same day as it’s release. Front man Matt Thomson spoke of the track saying ‘ ‘Little Something’ represents the darkest and heaviest place we’ve pushed our music to ‘. Check out The Amazons new track below
Alongside this new track and fresh off their tour supporting Jimmy Eat World, The Amazons have announced a string of shows through out the month of December. Check them out below.
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
Winter is approaching fast and the majority of folk on Oxford Street can be seen wrapped up tight and headed in the direction of Manchester Academy. It’s a notable eve, as somewhere around the 9 ‘o’ clock hour a certain Arizona Emo quartet are due to hit the stage and with the sold out status of this show, one would assume this is something that fans here tonight have been eagerly awaiting.
The Amazons have a privileged if not somewhat heavy job here, being the only support act. Thankfully the Reading four-piece pull it off with charm and style, managing to engage the crowd with their heavy indie-rock stylings. The band take full advantage of the venue’s excellent sound with driving rhythms and cool vocal hooks, displaying a range of influences from early Gaslight Anthemon Nightdriving to the Royal Blood-esque riffs of In My Mind . For a band who, in comparison to the headliners, are a much lesser known commodity, The Amazonsdo a hell of a job of warming up the crowd this eve and definitely win themselves some new fans in the process. [7/10]
As the anticipation builds for tonight’s main event, it’s hard not to notice the enigmatic stage set-up the headliners have going on. Four impressively-sized structures made to look like streetlights loom over the stage, fitting the emo-rock theme to a tee and adding that extra bit of ‘cool’ to the proceedings.
Jimmy Eat World hit the stage dead on 9 and jump right into recent single Get It Right. A bold move by anyone’s standards but the audience eat it up and are rewarded with a searing rendition of Bleed American for their efforts. The crowd this evening is a interesting mix, from bearded metallers to Uni student-types, a testament to the bands widespread appeal and proof that it doesn’t matter who you are when it comes to singing along to blazing renditions of Big Casino and If You Don’t, You Don’t. The stage talk is minimal too, with the band racing through a generous 23 song set, giving the fans their moneys worth and then some. The lack of conversation is easily made up for by the magnitude of performance, with dark and brooding moments like Pass The Baby and the heartache of Polaris doing the band’s talking for them.
Any Jimmy Eat World show is surely not complete without frontman Jim Adkins pouring with sweat, and tonight is no different with Adkins firing on all cylinders (despite his admittance of “I’ve not been feeling so hot today”). It’s a joy to see a band, who have been in existence for over 20 years now, show such exuberance and this is plain to see with new material like Sure and Certain holding its own against established sing-a-longs Work and For Me This Is Heaven. It’s undeniably the fan-favorites that get this crowd unglued though, as an electric A Praise Chorus sees the crowd singing every word and the epic 23 clearly reminding the audience where they were when they first heard it. The band mop up with ode to youthful self-doubt The Middle before closing out with an ecstatic take of The Sweetness, leaving the audience ready to do it all over again and bringing an end to one hell of a show. [9/10]