Thursday, 25 May 2017

Single Review: Take Me Away ~ CRY BABY

Cry Baby are an indie-rock quartet from York made up of Jack Armstrong, Brad Holleran, Olly Chilton and Will Gibbon. Despite only having been together little over a year, the band have supported the likes of INHEAVEN, Glass Caves and fellow local heroes King No-One; they become known for their ineffable live performances and have played at some of their home citys' most prominent music venues, including Fibbers, The Crescent and The Basement. Excellent new single 'Take Me Away' has received airplay from BBC Introducing, thus continuing their ascension and sealing their place as one of the most exciting young bands on the block.

When I first saw this band live a number of months ago, I immediately developed a huge amount of respect and admiration for them as musicians; despite their youth, their performance was delivered with conviction, spirit and a clear passion for their art. 'Take Me Away' is undoubtedly a sterling debut; it's just under five minutes of punchy rock n' roll dynamism, led by sensational guitars and accentuated by resolute drum beats and thundering basslines. The atmosphere soaked melodics are powerfully accompanied by frontman Jacks' vocals, which have an instantly recognisable honeyed tone, yet with a raw and gritty edge. 

'Take Me Away' is available now. Listen to it here:

Where to find them... 
Facebook/Twitter: @crybabyyork
Instagram: @crybabyinsta

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Single Review: Call Me When It's Over ~ BAYONET

Bayonet are the Sheffield based four-piece made up of Vince Ringrose, Danny Higgins, Lewis Cain and Sam Chapman. Their effortless capability to craft infectious and energetic indie-pop anthems has earned them a legion of fans and high-profile live appearances, and now the band are back with an yet another dynamic single release in the form of 'Call Me When It's Over'.

It's easy to find yourself being completely carried away by the charmingly buoyancy and harmoniously radiant tonal euphony of 'Call Me When It's Over'. Bayonet truly are the masters of shimmering soundscapes and stylish songcraft. Complete with a dreamy melodic ease and exuberance, coalesced with a smooth vocal splendor and an all around feelgood vibe, this song has character and spirit by the bucketload.

'Call Me When It's Over' is out now. Check out the official music video below:

How to find them...
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @bayonetofficial

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

An Interview With CRIMSONS ~ 02.05.17

Eclectic three-piece Crimsons may currently be Manchester based, but individually they hail from all across the country, with frontman Sam Cartwright originally being from Chorley, bassist Lucas Berry from Huddersfield and drummer Adam Kenny from Cumbria. The band have only been together in their current project since 2015, however all have played in other musical projects over the years. Their 2017 thus far has been incredibly productive, with the introduction of their very own club night 'Club Crimson' at Manchesters' Jimmys, as well as plenty of live performances... and things only look set to get bigger; with their debut EP 'Shy Talk' due out this month and a huge launch gig planned to celebrate it, I think it's safe to say that we'll be seeing plenty more of this intriguing trio over the course of the next few months.

I was able to talk to the band when they came to Leeds recently to headline the Lending Room...

How and when did you first come together as a band?
Adam: We met a long time ago, didn't we? A long, long time ago.
Sam: We did! Me and Adam go to uni together. We met in a pub. We were actually in another band together before Crimsons and Lucas came to one of our gigs, Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester. And then he slept with us all!
Lucas: I really saw something in all of them...

What are your earliest memories of music?
Lucas: I grew up listening to a lot of my dads music. He didn't used to live with me so he'd come and pick me up and we'd drive all the way to his listening to his CD's. There were a lot of 90's band, like The Charlatans and stuff. He got me into the Stones, I think. I can't remember much else... I'm quite old!
Adam: The first tune that I proper loved was 'Do You Believe In The Westworld?' by Theatre of Hate, and I used to do this little dance routine in a cowboy hat when I was about 6 or something like that! That was my first memory of music.
Lucas: That was only last year!
Adam: Oh yeah, I was on the lash!
Sam: My mum loves Earth, Wind & Fire so she always had that 70's soul kind of vibe and played a lot of stuff like that in the car. I didn't appreciate it until I got older, though... I used to hate it!

Your debut EP 'Shy Talk' is out this month. How does it feel being so close to it's release, and what can we expect from it?
Sam: I'm quite excited really, because it's been quite a long time in the making and we've put quite a bit of work into it. I just hope that everyone enjoys it as much as we do!
Lucas: There's something on there for everyone... lots of different vibes! I am quite impatient to get it out there because we've been hoarding it for so long, now.
Sam: We recorded it in February so we've had it sitting around for a few months.
Lucas: It's starting to get a bit rusty!
Sam: We're trying to age it like a fine wine!

Is there a primary songwriter in the band or is it more of a collaborative effort?
Lucas: Me.
Sam: No, it's definitely me! It's different with each track. With each song, someone will bring in a riff and we'll kind of build it around that. Each song is different... but I wrote them all. I'm joking! It's very much a collaboration with plenty of give and take.
Adam: Sounding a little bit bitter there, Sam!

Has anyone in the band got any strange talents or interesting hobbies outside of music?
Lucas: I'm a wonderful athlete. It's not really that strange, though.
Adam: He's great at the javelin, aren't you?
Lucas: Yeah, I'm good at shot put, javelin, lawnmowing... all of those kind of things! I'm quite good at football, too.
Sam: Competitive!
Lucas: Any excuse to wear a headband and my football uniform. My legs are immaculate.
Adam: I'm good at poker. I like poker. I downloaded one of those apps the other day, like a Texas Holdem kind of thing. You start off with 5k of random money and I tell you what, and this is no word of a lie, I got 90k! 90k in about two and a half hours! I'd been sitting there going 'No, that's a shit hand, I don't know what I'm doing,' but I can tell you that I made 90k out of it. It was great... it was fantastic!

You've got a busy festival season ahead; I've seen you announce Kendal Calling, Dot To Dot and Sound City in Liverpool so far... are there any other bands that you're looking forward to seeing while you're there?
Sam: Loads of these festivals, I wanted to go to anyway, before we got the email in asking us to play. So that's great! Lucas is excited for The Human League.
Adam: We're playing with Stereophonics at some point. I can give or take them, but I think they might be one of those bands where you think more of them when you see them live.
Lucas: I'm looking forward to seeing The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand at Truck Festival.
Adam: The Blinders, too. We've seen them before, but seeing them at a festival will go off!
Sam: Bloody Blinders... the bloody swines, getting me drunk!

If you could travel back in time, where would you go and what would you do?
Lucas: Yesterday. Or maybe the 20's so I could see what was happening there. You could wear a suit everyday and no one would look at you like you were weird.
Sam: I think the 60's, for me. I know it's probably quite a cliché but there was so much happening and so many of my favourite bands are from then.
Adam: I'd probably go back to 10,000 BC or something like that. I'd be a God. I'd turn up with my silk shirt and everyone else would be in their bloody leopard print or whatever... all in crotch wear! I'd be carried around... they'd have me on a chair and chant about me and stuff. They'd sacrifice lambs and do other demonic stuff for me, and it'd be fantastic. A really great experience. I just know I'd be a God in cavemen times... it would be great, I think. You know how they do all of those things on the walls? Paintings on the cave walls and stuff. I tell you what, there'd be pictures of my face in every cave, and then it'd come to 10,000 years later and there'll be loads of archaeologists going 'What's this?' and it'd be my face! Then, when I come back to normal times, they'll think that I am the resurrection of Christ or something.
Sam: He's had that story ready for about 3 years thinking to himself 'If anyone ever asks me about time travel, I've got it sorted!'
Adam: I've got it in the bag!

You curate your very own club night, aptly named 'Club Crimson', over in Manchester... for someone unfamiliar with what goes on there, what can we expect? What made you decide to start it?
Sam: I suppose we just kind of wanted our own creative space. We wanted to put on bands that we love, DJ sets... we wanted our own little vibe!
Lucas: Just a bit of a change up, really. We always go to the same club nights so it's nice to have something a little bit different where you can have poetry, get your face painted, see a band and then have DJ's on afterwards.

The forthcoming general election and who should be in charge of our country is at the forefront of the media at the moment... if that role fell to Crimsons, what changes would you make?
Sam: Go on, Adam...
Adam: Where do I start? To be honest, I don't actually know! I was just thinking imagine me in fucking charge of this country. That's why I was laughing! I'd make a lot of changes though... and bloody stern ones at that!
Sam: I'd make silk shirts compulsary as school uniform.
Adam: To be honest, on a serious note, I'd probably say why the fuck is everyone starting at 9 o'clock in the morning? Why not have it just that little bit later? Just an hour later! It's proven to make people a bit more productive... Sweden did it! I think it was Sweden, or some Scandinavian country out there. It proved productive! Siestas too... I don't care if it's not bloody hot. Everyone else has it. They do! They have it in Spain. I want a siesta! 12 till 1.
Sam: He's troublesome. I think he'd be an awful dictator.
Adam: No... you would be, though. You'd go mad with power.
Sam: I'd be horrible. I'd be a horrible dictator... I'd throw everyone in prison.
Lucas: I'd want free eyeliner on the NHS. That's my first policy.

What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you, and have you recovered from it?
Sam: I was on a plane once and we were going along, and then all of a sudden we started diving towards the ground. I think it was like an air pocket, so we went down and then we came back up. I was only about 6! I've seen Death... I've stared him in the face!
Lucas: And then you wrote some dark music 10 years later.
Adam: It still troubles him now... it still hurts him.
Sam: I wake up screaming in a cold sweat. 

Tell me something about Crimsons that no one else knows...
Lucas: We're not from Manchester.
Sam: Everyone shoves us in the Manchester scene but I'm from Chorley, Lucas is from Huddersfield and Adam's from Cumbria. None of us are actually from Manchester! It's where we're all living and studying. It's a bit of a boring fact.
Adam: We are boring people, to be fair.
Lucas: I can't think of anything else that no one else knows.
Sam: No dark secrets...
Adam: You're in that cult, aren't you?
Lucas: But everyone knows that!
Sam: It's common knowledge!

Finally, what are the hopes, dreams and plans for the future?
Lucas: Make something beautiful, and then die before it turns ugly.

Crimsons' debut EP 'Shy Talk' is available from the 18th of May. In the meantime, listen to their work so far below:

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Festival Preview Special: ROYAL RUMBLE @ RS Bar, Sheffield ~ 27.05.17

As hardworking (or perhaps just overworked?) Brits, we spend our days looking forward to the next bank holiday weekend; freedom, sunshine... and in this case, Royal Rumble... one full day of fantastic live music at the Royal Standard. Doubling as a top class bar and music venue, the RS Bar is located in the very heart of Sheffields' city centre and is a mere stonesthrow away from the train station.Organized by Alliance Festival Group (made up of myself, John Alexander and Scott Howson of Gingerbeard Promotions and Sam Christie of Propeller Management), the all day event boasts two stages (one indoor and one outdoor) and features the crème de la crème of up and coming British musical talent.

Headlining will be the mighty Cabezudos, who are undoubtedly one of the hottest live acts around at the moment and are guaranteed to put on an ineffable show. Playing alongside them are the likes of Leeds based Sounds Like A Storm, Yorks' finest exports Faux Pas, and a number of local bands including Sabella, Grigio and more. The full line up can be found on the poster below...

To tickle your tastebuds for the big day, I've put together a Spotify playlist featuring Royal Rumbles' star cast. Check it out below:

This is going to be one hell of a day, and tickets are just £10 when bought in advance and £13 on the door; with over 16 acts performing on the day, this is nothing short of a bank holiday bargain. Tickets can be purchased through myself at Fiction Is Not Imagination, Gingerbeard Promotions, Propeller Management or through the bands themselves if you prefer. Trust me... you do not want to miss this!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Live Review: CRIMSONS/ SOUNDS LIKE A STORM/ GOLDSMACK/ MACHINE WAX @ Lending Room, Leeds ~ 02.05.17

Crimsons certainly cut a fine figure with their brooding, gothic appearance... and their music is every inch as riveting. Put them together with one of Leeds' finest music venues, The Lending Room, and you have the irreputable foundations of an incredibly special night. The final line up brought together four equally promising young bands who are all very different musically, but inexplicably managed to compliment one another perfectly.

For Machine Wax, this was their first ever gig and they did remarkably well; their sound is an exciting blend of post-punk garage rock with a real grunge edge, which translates extremely well into the live setting and resulted in an all around impressive performance. They packed some serious punch from the word go, and I see a lot of potential here. That's not to say that there isn't room for improvement; their initial unease on stage was quite obvious, but this definitely improved as time went on and did not affect the overall quality of their performance. All things considered, it's no wonder that they were a little nervous and the confidence that comes with such a huge sound will undoubtedly come with time and experience.

Goldsmack, with their thrilling on stage intensity, gave an all but intoxicating performance, drawing everyone in with their extraordinary instrumental vitality and a hauntingly beautiful vocal verve. They have quite a unique sound, combining punk with elements of psychadelia and pop-rock.

I've made it clear in previous posts that I'm fond of Leeds four-piece Sounds Like a Storm; despite their youth, they have plenty of confidence and charisma and can always be relied upon to give the performance of their lives. As I've come to expect from them, their set was packed full of searing riffs and snarling vocals, proving furthermore that they mean serious business.

I don't think I could possibly have been more excited at the prospect of seeing headliners Crimsons; seeing a band for the very first time is always a thrilling experience, and suffice to say they had me completely under their spell from compelling start to jaw-dropping finish; they are a very special kind of band, who have creativity and extraordinary musical talent by the bucketload, as well as that all important ability to be able to completely command the attention and awe of their audience when performing live.

They exude an aura of pensivity and melancholia, resulting in an unforged, raw and atmosphere soaked intensity. The audience, though relatively modest in size, hung on their every word. Though it may be a little cliché of me to say, I was completely and utterly mesmerized and could have stood and watched these guys perform all night.

Monday, 8 May 2017

An Interview With THE AMAZONS ~ 29.04.17

Reading based quartet The Amazons are most certainly a star on the rise; the band (made up of Matt Thomson, Chris Alderton, Elliot Briggs and Joe Emmet) have been going from strength to strength of late, building up momentum as they head towards the release of their long awaited self-titled debut album later this month. Having recently appeared on Jools Hollands' legendary 'Later With...' show on BBC2, it's safe to say that they are attracting love and attention from some of the music worlds most respected characters. BBC Radio 1 have also shown them a great deal of support, awarding most recent single release 'Junk Food Forever' the title of 'Hottest Record in the World', and on top of that, the band are set to head to Hull this month to play at their annual 'Big Weekend' event. 2017 has already seen unabated touring and the forthcoming Summer months bring promise of a flurry of high profile festival appearances across the world, followed by yet another gargantuan UK headline tour in October.

Kickstarting festival season in style, the band recently visited the O2 Academy in Leeds as part of Live At Leeds; the venue was packed to the rafters, with the adoring audience hanging on their every word and singing virtually every song back at them. I had the pleasure of chatting with frontman Matt and drummer Joe following their performance; their passion for what they do was immediately evident, as too was their gratitude in finding themselves in the position they are today.

How and when did you first come together as a band?
Matt: 2014 was when we first came together. I met Joe in a pub on the dark side of Reading at the edge of town.
Joe: It's where the zombies migrate to!
Matt: Oh yeah, they all congregate around there! It's this pub called The Queens Arms... I actually drove past it the other day and it's boarded up.
Joe: It's all part of history now. It's a bit like that Salford Lads Club!
Matt: It being boarded up now rather than a bustling business is sort of poetic. So yeah, me, Elliot and Chris were doing an acoustic gig there and Joe was playing bass in the band after us called The Lone Poets. We got talking and he could tell that we didn't have a drummer and that was it, really. We jammed and that was it. We'd auditioned eight or so other drummers before this but Joe was the one who hit us the hardest.
Joe: It was like First Dates.
Matt: It was like First Dates. I think it went really well! We're still together now.
Joe: We're pretty much married now!
Matt: With all of the resentment that comes with that! We'd all been in bands on the Reading scene before that and it just never clicked, but it did when Joe joined the band. He was the missing piece of the puzzle!

What are your earliest memories of music?
Joe: My parents who used to play some absolute tosh, but also some really good stuff. They did, and still do, have a very eclectic music taste. It ranged from Neil Sedaka to The Beatles to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana... so it was a bit of a weird mix! My earliest memory is of them playing that Beatles album with all of the number ones', and from a very young age my mum would get all of the pots and pans out and hand me a pair of chopsticks. I'd just tap on them... even though I was probably just bashing the floor!
Matt: That's one of those few albums where you always know what's coming next after one song finishes.
Joe: It's almost chronological.
Matt: I think we've got really musical families. Our parents are all from the 70's and, looking back, the 70's was probably a very good decade for music. We've all got families who are well into music.
Joe: My parents were born in the 60's but by the time they were old enough to appreciate music, it was into the 70's. My dad is well into motown... that was his thing. The first gig my mum ever went to was David Bowie at Earls Court.
Matt: Growing up in my house, my dad was into Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and then my mum was into Simply Red and Pop stuff. She was well into Elvis Costello and Paul Weller, but more The Style Council. But in terms of my musical awakening, I think you only really get excited about music when you discover it yourself. It was 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' or The Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks' that really clicked with me when I heard them on the radio for the first time. My parents didn't introduce me to it... they didn't even have any of that at home, so that's what made my hunger and my thirst for music even bigger. We're actually playing on the same stage as The Undertones at the Isle of Wight Festival... it's us, then another band and then them. I'll definitely be watching them!

You've spent a lot of time on the road recently. Is there anywhere that you always particularly look forward to playing when you're touring, or have had memorable experiences in the past?
Joe: Leeds... every time!
Matt: Leeds... and this has easily been our best performance here.
Joe: It's the biggest venue we've ever played at a multi-venue festival.
Matt: The year before last, we did a few of these kind of festivals and we were very much at the bottom of the pile. We played The Faversham at Live At Leeds in 2015. No one was there and we had a really terrible gig.
Joe: Today is definitely up there as one of my favourite gigs that we've ever played.
Matt: It felt good. It can't get better than seeing all of those people singing our songs. But other places... Reading is always good because it's our hometown.
Joe: Manchester is always good.
Matt: You all know about guitar music up here!
Joe: That's the thing about up here. Up North, when you get a band who are from Leeds or Manchester or whatever, everyone rallies around them. But if you're a band from London, people don't because there's just so much going on. Being from Reading, they have really rallied around us. We played our biggest ever headline show there on our last tour.
Matt: It's taken a while to get Reading to support our band because it's not really a natural thing. Manchester often has bands come out of it every year or so who they can really support, but not many have really come from Reading so they don't know what to do... but we're teaching them slowly! We're preaching the message! I think Reading is a town without a huge amount of identity because it's so close to London. It's a bit of a commuter town, so often people will have their jobs in London but raise their families in Reading. Culturally, it might have suffered a little bit because of that, but we're doing our best and we've made a bit of a scene there. There are obviously bands like Sundara Karma who have come out of Reading as well. They're good friends of ours, so it's getting there. 

Has anyone in the band got any strange talents or interesting hobbies outside of music?
Joe: I'm incredibly good at drinking.
Matt: He can drink us all under the table and not even touch the sides! Joe is fantastic at gambling on horse racing.
Joe: I won £50 today actually from a £5 bet. Three winners!
Matt: He's got a blog called Landing The Gamble.
Joe: Landing The Gamble (On The Road). I write about being in a band on the road and then trying to win money to pay for that.
Matt: It's a great angle! The aim is for him to get a column in The Racing Post. Everyone in our circle now comes to Joe for tips on horse racing.
Joe: Our lawyer went to Sandown on Thursday and I just had a really quick look, didn't even put any time into it, I just flicked through the racing card and there were three winners... three placed, and only one was out of the top three. It may just be luck!
Matt: Slash obsession! Chris, our guitarist, is an amazing producer. He produces for a lot of bands in Reading, and he used to produce a lot of our stuff in the early days when we didn't have any money.
Joe: Elliot is really good at falling asleep in the van, and that is hard! I can't fall asleep on trains or cars, or even on aeroplanes. Chris is good at that too, he's catching flies most of the time.
Matt: I'm the boring one! Everyone else has a job in mind when we get asked what we'd do if we weren't making music, and I don't have anything. I'd just do music. My whole 'outside of music' thing is basically music!

Tell me something about The Amazons that no one else knows...
Matt: Right... what have we done today that's slightly abnormal? This is like writing a personal statement or a CV!
Joe: I'm going to get one of those sweat suits that you put underneath your clothes and then collect all of the sweat throughout a gig. I want to measure how much I sweat per gig and have an actual amount that I can give someone if we ever get asked this question again. It would be disgusting but we could then answer this question!
Matt: Who's thrown up recently?
Joe: I have a terrible gag reflex, actually!
Matt: Yeah, you retch a lot...
Joe: My oesophagus must be really delicate.
Matt: He's also a massive handful when he's really, really drunk. We've had a couple of fights... which is because he's my best friend.
Joe: We can fight, then kiss and make up.
Matt: He's my favourite Amazon! I sponsor tigers! I really love tigers. If you look at the bit on Instagram about who's liking what, I like pictures of tigers daily. I am obsessed with them.

The Amazons at Leeds O2 Academy as part of Live At Leeds Festival

You became a regular fixture on the festival circuit last year, and I know you've got some amazing ones already in the pipeline for 2017. Would you say that you approach festival sets differently to standalone gig performances?
Matt: We drink a fair bit more before festival sets... is that not right, Joe?
Joe: That is correct. The difference with festivals is that you don't get soundchecks, so it's all quite chaotic.
Matt: Festival shows are shorter so it doesn't matter if you're a little bit pissed when you go on stage!
Joe: I actually find that festival shows are often a little bit better because everyone's been on the beers and they're really up for it! It's an all day thing rather than just an evening thing. We're very lucky now in that we now get the chance to play quite late on in the day, so everyone's been on the beers all day and are up for a good time. It definitely makes a difference from when we were playing earlier and everyone looked as if they were standing in a morgue!
Matt: As music fans, we love going to festivals and we feel like that has sort of bled into our own music. We feel like it definitely suits festivals, so we always enjoy playing them. Essentially, it's a very different buzz. The best thing about being in a band is that we can't really choose whether we prefer festival sets or headline shows because they're so different... but they're both sick!
Joe: Headline shows are great because you get to play a longer set, so you can almost craft a journey for the audience where as when you do a festival set you've got to bring our your best songs and capture peoples' attention much more quickly. At your own shows, people have come to see you specifically where as with festivals, people could be seeing you live for the very first time. You have to win people over, and I find that aspect of it a lot of fun. It's a challenge, and I love that.

You recently featured on 'Later With Jools Holland' which must have been a bit of an honour, him being such an iconic character in the industry. What was that experience like?
Joe: Terrifying!
Matt: Every step that we take in the British music industry set up is huge for us, whether it's playing Glastonbury or Reading festivals, whether it's being on Jools Holland or whether it's playing Leeds O2 Academy... it just means so much to us. We're a born and bred British band and we know what Jools Holland is all about. We were the only British act on there that week and you could tell that everyone respected him but didn't really know what it's all about like we did. I hate to sound cliché and say that it was a dream come true, but it meant so much to us. 
Joe: It's a platform that not every band gets, which is why it means so much to us. There are so many bands in this country so to be picked out to do it is one thing, and then to be standing there whilst it's happening is surreal.
Matt: Whatever happens from now on, we got to play for Jools Holland and that is incredible.

Your debut album is out very soon! How does it feel being just around the corner from finally having it out there?
Matt: May the 26th!
Joe: Relief that it's going to come out, I think.
Matt: There are so many different emotions. Nerves, because you don't want it to fall flat on it's face and not really connect with anyone. I don't really care about chart positions. We're just hoping that it connects with as many people as possible and that people get excited by it. 
Joe: We want to be allowed to keep on doing shows like this. 
Matt: We don't want to be the kind of band who peak on the first album... we want to be able to build something from there on. You want to be able to do our best work later on. We're excited to be able to have it out there, and to play some more shows in October on our next headline tour. Hopefully everyone will know all of the words by then!

Finally... what are the hopes, dreams and plans for the future of The Amazons?
Joe: We're going to places this Summer that we've never been to, which is ridiculous! We're going to Japan and South Korea... we're doing Valley Rocks and Fuji Rocks.
Matt: Our minds will be blown every single day and I can't wait for that! We're playing in America and Australia. It's weird to see how far music can actually take you... we made music in our bedrooms, we wrote and record stuff at home and now we're going to Japan which is nuts! It's an adventure.
Joe: We love music. We love listening to music and finding new bands, and we love taking new bands on tour with us.
Matt: We'll see how the album goes down with everyone and just play it by ear. The essential thing is that we want to keep on gigging and writing music. The hopes and dreams are us going on to write some of our best material.

The Amazons' self titled debut album is released on the 26th of May and will be available on all major purchasing and streaming platforms. Pre-order it via their website HERE. In the meantime, listen to some of their work to date below:

Where to find them...
Facebook: /theamazonsforever
Twitter/Instagram: @TheAmazons