Listen to The Amazons’ hard-riffing new single ‘Ready For Something’

"It's a scratching at the walls kind of song"

The Amazons have shared new song ‘Ready For Something’, the second taste of their third album ‘How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?’

Lead singer Matt Thomson has described the riff-laden single as “a scratching at the walls kind of song”.

“You’ve been in the cage for far too long and you are ready. Ready to live, ready to experience, ready to make mistakes. Anything,” he said.

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‘How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?’ was announced in March along with an anthemic first single ‘Bloodrush’. It’s released on September 2 via Fiction Records.

The Reading band’s new album was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and features co-writing collaborations with the likes of Maggie Rogers and Jamie Hartmann.

Although the band had an album’s worth of material before the COVID pandemic, during lockdown Thomson began penning additional material solo on an acoustic guitar for his LA-based girlfriend whom he’d been separated from for months.

“The gap between us was no longer being bridged by WhatsApps and Facetimes,” he explained in a statement. “I sent letters but that didn’t do it either. We felt further apart than ever.”

Matt Thomson of The Amazons performs on stage at Swansea Arena on March 19, 2022 CREDIT: Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns

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Thomson continued: “Writing songs about what we’d do when we were together again became my way of taking control of the situation. It allowed me to share something truly intimate. Writing songs is how I process life. It’s the best skill I have and being able to use it to fix a problem gave me purpose again.”

The Amazons are set to embark on a UK and Ireland headline tour in October following a run of support slots with Royal Blood. They’re also scheduled to appear at various summer festivals including The Great Escape and Isle Of Wight Festival.

Tickets for The Amazons’ 2022 UK and Ireland tour are on sale now – buy yours here.

The Amazons play:

OCTOBER
05 – Whelans, Dublin 
06 – Limelight 2, Belfast
08 – Academy, Manchester
09 – Rock City, Nottingham 
11 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
12 – O2 Academy, Bristol
13 – O2 Academy, Leeds
15 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
16 – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow
17 – Boilershop, Newcastle 
19 – UEA, Norwich
20 – Roundhouse, London

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