As the May 26th release of their eagerly anticipated debut album draws near, The Amazons continue the upwards momentum that they’ve maintained throughout the year by sharing their new single Junk Food Forever.

In addition to the single, The Amazons have announced details of an autumn UK headline tour and two major appearances; a performance on Later… with Jools Holland which will be televised later this month, plus the news that they have been confirmed for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend which runs from May 27th-28th.

As with the rest of their self-titled debut album, Junk Food Forever was produced by the Grammy nominated Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, P J Harvey) and recorded at the world famous Assault and Battery Studios in west London. The result is a collection that’s passionate, ballsy, tender and loud as hell. This is an album not just for the young, but the young at heart too.

It’s been a heady rise for the Reading-based quartet. The most hotly tipped guitar band of 2017 according to Music Week, The Amazons were shortlisted for the BBC Music Sound of 2017 poll, nominated for Q’s Best Breakthrough Act gong and made an appearance in MTV’s Brand New 2017 list. They also featured in Apple Music’s New Artists 2017 playlist and popped up in Amazon UK’s Ones To Watch and Deezer’s picks for 2017 polls.

Completed by guitarist Chris Alderton, bassist Elliot Briggs and powerhouse drummer Joe Emmett, The Amazons have been honing their music for a decade, but it wasn’t until Valentine’s Day 2014 that they finally hit upon their true sound, thanks to a consciousness-shifting Foals show at London’s Alexandra Palace. The quartet began listening to the deeply primal artists that originally made them want to start making music; Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.

Having just completed a UK tour that was entirely sold-out in advance, The Amazons will hit the road again in October for the first run of dates in support of the album. This up scaled series of gigs includes their biggest London show at The O2 Forum. The band’s summer festival schedule is also taking shape.

TOUR DATES 2017

October

Date Venue
Mon 2nd The Waterfront Norwich
Tue 3rd The Leadmill Sheffield
Wed 4th The Liquid Room Edinburgh
Fri 6th Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Sun 8th The Riverside Newcastle
Mon 9th The Tramshed Cardiff
Wed 11th Phoenix Exeter
Thu 12th The O2 Forum London
Fri 13th Engine Rooms Southampton
Sat 14th SWX Bristol

UK FESTIVALS 2017

May

Date Venue
Thu 18th The Great Escape
Sat 27th BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
Sun 28th Liverpool Sound City

June

Date Venue
Sun 11th Isle Of Wight Festival

August

Date Venue
Fri 25th Reading Festival
Sat 26th Leeds Festival

Tickets are now on sale

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