THE AMAZONS KICK OFF UK TOUR AT SOUTHAMPTON’S JOINERS
One of the most hotly-tipped artists in the country right now, The Amazons, kicked off a massive UK tour at The Joiners in Southampton as they prepare to release their debut album later this year.
The gig was a huge sell-out success with a really positive vibe from the crowd. Fans sang along loudly to the likes of Black Magic, In My Mind, Ultraviolet, and Little Something, before screaming with joy as the lead singer Matt made his exit by crowd-surfing his way to the door at the end of the night.
The Amazons have played several times along the South Coast, including last year’s Southsea Fest, and have built up an audience of devoted local fans along the way. On the night they gave a shout out to Southampton’s Lennon’s as well as The Engine Rooms as gigs they’ve enjoyed in the past.
The Reading quartet stand now on the cusp of making a major breakthrough in 2017, which created an exciting buzz at The Joiners. The band have just been named in three of the UK’s most influential new artist lists: the BBC Sound of 2017 poll; MTV’s Brand New for 2017 shortlist; and Apple Music New Artists 2017 list.
These latest developments follow a rapid rise in The Amazons’ fortunes. Last year they were nominated for the Q Award for Best Breakthrough Act, while their current single ‘Little Something’ was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World.
‘Little Something’ will also feature on the band’s forthcoming debut album which has been recorded with Catherine Marks in Flood and Alan Moulder’s famous Assault and Battery studio in London.
Supporting The Amazons were Manchester-based band Cupids. Creating a lively atmosphere to kick off the evening, Cupids treated us to their new single Good Things (Come to Those Who Wait), as well as old favourites of mine Kickin’ In and Money. They were a fantastic addition to the evening, getting the crowd nice and warmed up before the main event.
If you didn’t manage to catch The Amazons in Southampton, then there’s still a chance to get tickets to their upcoming show in Brighton, as well as this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.