The Amazons are set to release their new single ‘In My Mind’ on 14the October, but a stream of the new song is available to hear now.
“‘In My Mind’ shows a heavier and darker side to the band,” says vocalist/guitarist Thomson. “It gives our fans more of an idea of where the album is going, which is exciting for us to reveal. Lyrically, it’s probably one of our most personal and cathartic songs. It’s about knowing you’re not in the right relationship but stringing it along because you’re afraid of being alone. It’s the acknowledgment of not being the good guy in the relationship and accepting it.”
Inspired by the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age and Arcade Fire, The Amazons – completed by Chris Alderton (guitar), Elliott Briggs (bass) and Joe Emmett (drums) – formed in their hometown of Reading. They first gained traction on the back of their debut EP ‘Don’t You Wanna?’ (particularly its track ‘Ultraviolet’) and they continued to build their reputation with the follow-up ‘Stay With Me’ and then ‘Nightdriving’, which was premiered by Huw Stephens at Radio 1, championed by Steve Lamacq at 6 Music and picked as Q’s Track of the Day.
The Amazons’ summer festival touring has already encompassed Truck, Beat Herder, Standon Calling, Y Not and Kendal Calling and continues with the likes of Festival No.6 and Neighbourhood Festival. They’ll then embark upon a full UK tour which including their biggest London headline show to date at Oslo in Hackney.
Their touring schedule is:
30th – Coventry, Kasbah (Kinky club night)
1st – Southsea Festival
5th – Sheffield, The Rocking Chair (headline show)
6th – Tynemouth, Surf Café (headline show)
7th – Glasgow, The Attic @ The Garage (headline show)
8th – Neighbourhood Festival
11th – Leeds, Oporto (headline show)
12th – Bristol, Crofters Rights (headline show)
13th – London Oslo (headline show)
14th – Reading, Readipop Studios (headline show)