Alt rockers The Amazons have revealed details of their upcoming album Future Dust which is due on 24th May. To make the announcement even better, they’ve also released a new lead single ‘Doubt It’.
Vocalist Matthew Thomson said “’Doubt It’ is about being on the edge of making a potentially stupid decision due to lust-induced blindness. It addresses the lingering doubts, the residue of morals and succumbing to the temptations.”
The single was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as her Hottest Record, followed by plays from Jack Saunders and Phil Taggart, as well as Radio X’s George Godfrey. The scuzzy track takes a defined step away from the indie rock vibe of their debut full-length release, with a distorted grunge build-up to an anthemic chorus made for singing along to. Clash have described it as “a crunching, swaggering return with a hint of Queens Of The Stone Age […] it’s very much a mission statement for the album as a whole.” which sums up their power move perfectly.
They’ve stated they’re going for a new heavier sound with this release, inspired by blues rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Howlin Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis. The album “explore[s] issues including social media witch hunts, eating disorders and depression, but never lose sight of a singalong” continues Thomson. In an interview with Spindle he also said “I’ve said I feel like the album is half an exploration and half a love letter. We make the kind of music we want to hear, and we haven’t been hearing these kinds of sounds for a while. It howls and moans like a dying beast should do I suppose.”
In February, The Amazons released Future Dust‘s leading single ‘Mother’; a track that promotes the idea of owning up to mistakes and trying to become the best versions of ourselves. With a brooding, rumbly bassline and high tuned riffs, if this along with ‘Doubt It’ are anything to go by, this new record is going to turn their career even more on its head.
Forming in Reading in 2014, the four-piece’s self-titled debut album was huge success, throwing them into the scene and quickly working their way up. The album reached number 8 in the album charts while they packed out the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading Festival. They’ve since done sold-out tours across the UK, US and Europe, appeared on Later… With Jools Holland, Sunday Brunch and BBC Live Lounge. NME named them “UK’s great guitar hope” and they’ve definitely stayed true to this prediction.
Find out more about Future Dust in the next issue DORK magazine which shows the band’s first cover feature…
The Amazons will be performing at Neighbourhood Weekender on Sunday 26th May – get your tickets now!