The Amazons: “Our next album will be a concept grime record”

"We tried it once before"

The Amazons have teased that their next album will be a “concept grime record”.  Watch our video interview with the band above.

The band were speaking on the red carpet of the VO5 NME Awards 2018, where they revealed their plans to spend much of the rest of the year touring and working on the follow-up to their acclaimed 2017 self-titled debut.

“We’ve just been working on it over the last couple of weeks really,” said frontman Matt Thomson. “We’ve had some time off. We’ve just finished our biggest UK headline tour and we’ve actually got space to breathe and write some stuff.”


The band then joked that the album would be a “concept grime record,” having “tried it once”, but it turned out “awful”.

Thomson added: “Before the band started, we were very much into 808s and all that kind of stuff.”

Meanwhile, The Amazons also responded to The Sherlocks Photoshop swapping themselves with the band on the line-up poster for Y Not Festival.

“We didn’t see that much of it to be honest,” said frontman Matt Thomson. “We’ve just been in rehearsals and stuff. We’d just come off the back of a tour, working towards the festival dates that we’re really excited about, and it just seems a bit of a laugh to me. It seemed pretty funny.”

Asked if they’d be getting Photoshop revenge, he replied: “I saw a couple of fans do stuff way better than we could have ever imagined. I think it’s way more fun for everyone else. It just took on a life of its own, and then like everyone was talking about it.”


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