The Amazons (band)

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The Amazons
The Amazons, Hippodrome, Kingston (35535297535).jpg
Background information
OriginReading, Berkshire, England
Genres
Years active2014–present
Labels
  • Fiction Records
Websitetheamazons.co.uk
Members
  • Matthew Thomson
  • Chris Alderton
  • Elliot James Briggs
  • Josef Emmett

The Amazons are a rock band from Reading, Berkshire, formed in 2014. The band's debut album charted at 8 in the UK album charts[1] They have also been named a band to listen to in 2017 by NME, The Independent and BBC Radio 1.[2][3]

The band were included in MTV's and the BBC's Brand New for 2017 and Sound of 2017 longlists respectively.[4][5]

Band members[edit]

  • Matt Thomson – vocals, guitar[6]
  • Chris Alderton – guitar[7]
  • Elliot Briggs – bass[8]
  • Joe Emmett – drums[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[9]
The Amazons 8
Future Dust
  • Release: 24 May 2019[11]
  • Label: Fiction Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download
9

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
Come the Fire, Come the Evening
  • Release: 29 June 2018[12]
  • Label: Fiction Records
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Don't You Wanna
  • Release: 7 December 2015[13]
  • Label: Fiction Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(Fl)

[14]
"Stay With Me"[15] 2016 [A] The Amazons
"Nightdriving"[16] non-album single
"In My Mind"[17] The Amazons
"Little Something"[18]
"Black Magic"[19] 2017
"Junk Food Forever"[20]
"Ultraviolet"[21]
"Palace"[22]
"Mother"[23] 2019 Future Dust
"Doubt It"[24]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes

  • A "Stay With Me" did not chart on the Ultratop chart, but peaked at number 40 on the Walloon Ultratip chart.[14]

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"25"[25] 2019 Future Dust

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Stay With Me" 2016 Matt Goff[26][27]
"Nightdriving"
"In My Mind" Chris Hugall[28]
"Little Something" 2017
"Black Magic" Matt Goff[29]
"Junk Food Forever" Michael Holyk[30]
"Ultraviolet" Oscar Sansom[31]
"Mother" 2019 Stephen Agnew[32]
"Doubt It" Thomas James[33]
"25"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2016 Q Awards Best Breakthrough Act Themselves Nominated
[34][4][5]
MTV Brand New for 2017
BBC Sound of 2017
2017 The Telegraph The Best Albums of the Year The Amazons Included[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio 1 Future Festival report: The Amazons say new guitar bands can learn from their grime counterparts". Music Week. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  2. ^ Yates, Jonathan (2017-01-21). "The Amazons chat beginnings and debut album". getsurrey. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (2016-08-30). "New music to listen to this week: The Amazons". The Independent. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  4. ^ a b "introducing our mtv brand new for 2017 shortlist..." MTV. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "BBC Sound of 2017: Urban acts dominate longlist". BBC. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b Savage, Mark (2017-05-07). "The Amazons: Meet the band who torched their own tour bus". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  7. ^ "The Amazons Perform At Whelan's In Dublin". Getty Images. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  8. ^ "The Amazons | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  9. ^ "Amazons | full Official Charts History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  10. ^ "The Amazons (Deluxe) by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Future Dust by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Come the Fire, Come the Evening (Live) by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 29 June 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Don't You Wanna - EP by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  14. ^ a b "The Amazons". Ultratop. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Stay with Me - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Nightdriving - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  17. ^ "In My Mind - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Little Something - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Black Magic - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Junk Food Forever - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  21. ^ Millar, Mark (15 August 2017). "THE AMAZONS – Unleash New Single 'Ultraviolet' + October UK Live Dates". xsnoize.com. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Palace (Single Version) - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Mother - Single by The Amazons". iTunes. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  24. ^ "The Amazons have announced their brand new album 'Future Dust', dropped a new track 'Doubt It'". Dork. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  25. ^ "The Amazons have dropped another track, '25'". Dork. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  26. ^ "The Amazons - Stay With Me". www.youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  27. ^ "The Amazons - Nightdriving". www.youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  28. ^ "The Amazons Share Video For Massive New Single 'In My Mind' (Premiere)". www.nme.com. NME. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  29. ^ "Black Magic (2017)". imvdb.com. IMVDb. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  30. ^ "WATCH: The Amazons Unveil Junk Food Forever Video". www.radiox.co.uk. RadioX. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  31. ^ "Ultraviolet (2017)". imvdb.com. IMVDb. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  32. ^ "The Amazons 'Mother' by Stephen Agnew". www.promonews.tv. Promonews. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  33. ^ "The Amazons have shared a creepy new video for 'Doubt It'". www.readdork.com. Dork. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  34. ^ "Q Awards 2016: Coldplay, The 1975 and David Bowie lead nominations". Evening Standard. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  35. ^ "From Alt-J to The Amazons: the best albums of the year 2017". The Daily Telegraph. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

External links[edit]

Interviews[edit]