It’s been 2 years since Reading indie rockers The Amazons released their self-titled debut, a bruising album that lead to the band playing at some of the biggest festivals and venues within the UK and Europe. The follow-up, Future Dust sees the quartet back and better than ever.
Opening track, and also first single, Mother possesses a distorted riff and a fierce, passionate chorus. It is a track of defiance states frontman Matthew Thomson “[Mother] challenges friends, gods and everyone in between”. Fuzzy Tree sees the band back to what they do best, producing a stunning track which is only going to sound even better live.
Played live on their most recent tour and during their session with BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale, 25 goes hand in hand with its acoustic counterpart 25 (reprise) making it a truly unique number, unlike anything the band has done before.
The Amazons – 25
Doubt It showcases the bands maturity, a track about a romantic encounter which encapsulates the journey that The Amazons have been on so far. A standout track upon Future Dust, Doubt It cements the groups as one of the most exciting bands of current British guitar music.
End of Wonder is beautifully structured, with standout guitars and thrilling vocals the track puts the bands instrumentation into the spotlight. Warning Signs is another highlight and may potentially be one of the record’s strongest songs. The catchy, in your face guitar is what makes this track so special and it works spectacularly with Matt Thomson’s vocals as it flawlessly explodes into a passionate chorus.
Future Dust sees Reading four piece back and better than ever. The Amazons are certainly a band to keep a close eye on this year, as they look unstoppable.