The Amazons


Tuesday 19th April 2016

Photograph by Phoebe Fox

The Amazons

Where are you from?
Sunny Reading

What do you do?
We play Rock n Roll.

Describe your style in three words?
Dark, simple, classic.

You can make a record with anyone from history - who would it be?
Brian Eno. His ability to get the best and most interesting work out of the artists he's worked with is amazing.

What do you miss about home when you're on tour?
Personal space, frequent hot meals, own bed... the list goes on... but we love being on the road.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been too?
Matt (lead vocal and rhythm guitar) and Joe (drums) saw Iggy Pop at the Royal Albert Hall last summer. It was on the Post-Depression tour so he was backed by Josh Homme, Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen from Queens of the Stone Age with Matt Helders on drums. I think it was one of Iggy's last big performances in the UK so it felt special and a little bittersweet.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
I think the last Arctic Monkeys album was a very cool record. The sound of the album and the style of the band, especially Alex Turner made a big mark on the British scene.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history - who would it be?
I think Joe would appreciate a drumming and drinking session with John Bonham. Joe could show John his tattoo, and learn how to hit the drums even harder.

The Amazons are a 4-piece rock n roll band from Reading who are hotly tipped to break in 2017 as part of the British New Wave, after they released a slew of killer singles throughout 2016.

Their debut album has already been recorded so expect a release date to be announced imminently, in the meantime you can catch them on their EU/UK tour throughout Feb - Apr 2017.

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