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 can now announce 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’re confirmed for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend which runs from May 27th-28th. Listen to ‘Junk Food Forever’ now on the Shoot New Release Sport Playlist.
A staple of the band’s incendiary live shows, ‘Junk Food Forever’ delivers an anthemic rallying call which underlines the band’s mission statement to reinvigorate rock ‘n’ roll. With a colossal hook and an energised quiet/loud/quiet dynamic, ‘Junk Food Forever’ feels like a melting pot of landmark artists from the alt-rock, British indie and grunge scenes.
“Junk food forever was written at a time when a lot of my friends were leaving Reading, going travelling, working or university. The song lyrically is very nostalgic, kinda written out like snapshots and memories. I didn’t know where my future lay at the time and I was fearful of being left alone in my dead little commuter town.” says vocalist/guitarist Matt Thomson.
As with the rest of their self-titled debut album, ‘Junk Food Forever’ was produced by the Grammy nominated Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, PJ 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.
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