The Amazons are officially the most hotly-tipped guitar band for 2017 with a heavyweight list of award nominations (the BBC Sound Poll 2017, Best Breakthrough Act at the Q Awards, MTV’s Brand New For 2017, Apple Music’s New Artists 2017 and Deezer’s Pick For 2017) alongside widespread backing from the press together with playlists at Radio 1, 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Virgin Radio and Radio X.
Now the Reading quartet make their first steps of the year towards fulfilling such potential by unveiling the video to their current single ‘Little Something’ and announcing their biggest London headline show to date at Dingwalls on April 12th.
Produced by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, The Vaccines), ‘Little Something’ demonstrates the band’s visceral collision course of exuberant energy and alluring sense of melody in a track that incites pandemonium at their relentlessly intense live shows.
Vocalist / guitarist Matt Thomson describes the track as “the darkest and heaviest place we’ve pushed our music to.” That stance is reflected in the new video that was directed by Libby Burke Wilde (Royal Blood, Jack Garratt, The Charlatans). What first appears to be a straightforward performance video takes on a sinister edge when the footage is revealed to have been filmed by a mysterious voyeur – and one whose growing collection of videos of the band suggests that there’s more to the story than is immediately apparent…
‘Little Something’ will also feature on the band’s forthcoming debut album which was recorded with Catherine Marks in Flood and Alan Moulder’s famous Assault and Battery studio in London.
Having just played to an intimate audience at Maida Vale for Radio 1’s Future Festival, The Amazons - completed by Chris Alderton (guitar), Elliott Briggs (bass) and Joe Emmett (drums) - are poised to embark upon a significant UK and European tour.