Reading-based quartet The Amazons will release their debut EP Don’t You Wanna? on 9th October, on their own label Goth Cruise Records. In addition, this bank holiday weekend will see the band take in a hometown performance on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Reading & Leeds Festival, ahead of a headline tour across the UK.
The opening of the hook-led lead track ‘Junk Food Forever’ kicks in with thunderous snare shots and cymbal crashes, with vocalist Matt Thomson’s lyrics complemented by an anthemic chorus guitar riff that promises to stay with you for days. Thomson describes the song as ‘a tribute to the nights we used to spend together with our friends before everyone left Reading for different reasons. You think that time will last forever… or at least want it to’.
The video for the track acts as the perfect visual accompaniment to the song, featuring footage captured on the road earlier this year.
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The band, championed by Zane Lowe, has already generated excitement with ‘Junk Food Forever’ receiving support from 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-listing for Don’t You Wanna? is:
Junk Food Forever
Something In The Water
Don’t You Wanna is mixed by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, White Lies).
Announcing their arrival to a growing fan base with first demo ‘Something in the Water’ last year, The Amazons kicked off 2015 by supporting The Kooks throughout Germany and will close the year with a headline tour of the UK:
8th Oct LEEDS, Oporto
9th Oct NOTTINGHAM, Chameleon Arts Café,
10th Oct MANCHESTER, Sound Control Bar
13th Oct BRIGHTON, The Hope
14th Oct LONDON, The Lexington
15th Oct BRISTOL, The Louisiana
17th Oct SOUTHHAMPTON, Lennons
Tickets and information: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-amazons
The Amazons will play Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 on the BBC Introducing stage: Reading, Friday 28th at 5.40pm and Leeds, Saturday 29th at 5.20pm.