The Amazons

Saturday 28th May 2022

So swift was The Amazons’ ascent that they scarcely had time to decide on a sound before breaking though. Formed in 2014, by the following year they were signed and receiving rave reviews for their ferocious live shows. Their debut was recorded in West London months before they were tipped everywhere from Apple Music, Amazon, Kerrang and Q, shortlisted on the BBC’s Sound Of poll and playlisted by Radio X and Radio 1. On its release in May 2017, The Amazons sailed to No.8 in the UK album chart.

Touring took the band all over the world until last spring, when they returned to Reading and panicked. With a studio booked for October, they had written precisely no new songs and decided to distract themselves from the task in hand by working instead on a live EP, last summer’s acclaimed Come The Fire, Come The Evening.