Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Amazons - Nightdriving

1   1.    Who are the saviours of rock’n’roll? 

     The Amazons. Indie rock band from Reading, England. Putting the world to rights in a couple of minutes since 2015 and a short player and a clutch of singles to the good. Nightdriving (June'16) is a stand alone single at the minute and a taster of their debut album due soon.

     2. What's Nightdriving like?  

     Nightdriving hurtles along like a runaway van; traditional English indie guitar noise capturing ephemeral excitement. The vibe is vital, the vocals impassioned and Nightdriving exudes the best of English rock sensibilities.

     3. Who are The Amazons similar to?

     Oasis, Sundara Karma and Catfish and The Bottlemen. 

     4. What have the venerable citizens of the fourth estate said about Nightdriving?

“A super catchy single with a feel good, upbeat tempo” – Redbrick.

“Driven guitars and a chorus made for bouncing to” – Music Scramble.

“Fucking big tune. Every chance this’ll be one of the songs of summer and The Amazons one of the breakthrough bands of the year” – Gigslutz.

5. Which bands have influenced The Amazons? 

The Vaccines, The Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Killers and Arcade Fire are just some of the bands that rock their boat. 

6. Why should I give Nightdriving a crack of the lash? 

The Amazons are a band on the make and this is one of the brightest gems in their indie rock crown. The tunes cracks along with barely a pause to take breath. Champion.

7. What are The Amazons' other barn burners? 

Stay With Me is the myth-maker, dragon-slayer and stuff of legend. Ultraviolet is bloody good too.

8. Any more words muppet?

     Nightdriving was produced by Catherine Marks who has done the same for Wolf Alice, Foals and Sunset Sons.

“Diving in a pool of silhouettes I’ve seen”


     The Griswolds are a bubbly synth-pop band from Sydney, Australia. Slapping together happy-go-lucky tunes together since 2012 they have manufactured one solid long player Be Impressive (2014). Mississippi (2013) was the band's first big hit, making it to the top ten of U.S. college radio, and has choral vocals and a surprisingly deep soulful bent. Give it a crack.

“Here we go,
Walking down the Mississippi on our own”

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