The Amazons have come a long way in the last year. Introductory tracks ‘Junk Food Forever’ and ‘Ultraviolet’ were a fine start, already showcasing their knack for a huge chorus and screeching riffs at a formative stage. However their latest track ‘In My Mind’ does pack both of those qualities, but is a totally different kind of beast.
With the help of esteemed producer Catherine Marks (Foals, The Vaccines, Wolf Alice), the Reading quartet have put out their most confident and swaggering effort yet. It’s deliciously heavy signpost for where the group can go from here. Today, the group share a thrilling video to accompany the triumphant song that was released last month. Though it’s by no means a revolutionary video, director Chris Hugall has successfully created an accompanying visual that’s as frantic, disorientating and exciting as the accompanying single.
Frontman Matt Thomson had this to say about ‘In My Mind’ and what their forthcoming debut could end up sounding like: “‘In My Mind’ shows a heavier and darker side to the band. It gives our fans more of an idea of where the album is going, which is exciting for us to reveal. Lyrically, it’s probably one of our most personal and cathartic songs. It’s about knowing you’re not in the right relationship but stringing it along because you’re afraid of being alone. It’s the acknowledgment of not being the good guy in the relationship and accepting it.”
The Amazons are set to go on a nationwide tour next month, which includes dates in Glasgow, London’s Oslo and a homecoming gig at Readipop Studios in Reading. Check out the full dates below:
Southsea Festival (Oct 1)
Sheffield, The Rocking Chair* (Oct 5)
Tynemouth, Surf Café* (Oct 6)
Glasgow, The Attic @ The Garage* (Oct 7)
Neighbourhood Festival (Oct 8)
Leeds, Oporto* (Oct 11)
Bristol, Crofters Rights* (Oct 12)
London Oslo* (Oct 13)
Reading, Readipop Studios* (Oct 14)
* – Headline show