The Amazons are undoubtedly one of 2017’s biggest success stories in the world of breaking British rock bands. Their self-titled debut album smashed into the album charts at number eight when it was released last year, and it also landed two places higher on the vinyl album chart. They made a triumphant return to their hometown festival Reading when they played to a packed Festival Republic Stage, while their autumn headline tour was entirely sold-out in advance.

The foundations for their success were set long before 2017 started. A Music Week survey demonstrated they were the most hotly-tipped guitar band of 2017, notably by being listed in the BBC Music Sound of 2017 poll. They ticked off a rush of accomplishments: extensive Radio 1 support and a set at the Big Weekend, debut performances on Later… With Jools Holland and Sunday Brunch, and a Live Lounge performance that included a reinvention of Dua Lipa’s New Rules, in a year that their debut album cracked the charts.

The Amazons also made inroads towards making a name for themselves internationally too. Over the course of last year they toured Europe extensively; played their debut stateside shows in New York and Los Angeles and even hit Japan for the Fuji Rock festival.

The Amazons are Matt Thomson on vocals and guitar, guitarist Chris Alderton, bassist Elliot Briggs and drummer Joe Emmett.



Date Venue
Thu 1st O2 Institute Birmingham
Fri 2nd Garage Glasgow
Sat 3rd Albert Hall London – SOLD OUT
Thu 8th Junction 1 Cambridge
Fri 9th Pyramids Portsmouth
Sat 10th The Hexagon Reading

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