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The Amazons Band
The Amazons
The Amazons, Hippodrome, Kingston (35535297535).jpg
Background information
OriginReading, Berkshire
Genres
2014-present
Labels
  • Fiction Records
Websitetheamazons.co.uk
Members
  • Matt Thomson
  • Chris Alderton
  • Elliot Briggs
  • Joe Emmett

The Amazons are a rock band from Reading, Berkshire, formed in 2014. The bands 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

The Amazons is a band made up of 4 members: Matt Thomson, Chris Alderton, Elliot Briggs and Joe Emmett.

  • Matt Thomson: Singer & Guitarist[6]
  • Chris Alderton: Guitarist [7]
  • Elliot Briggs: Bass Player[8]
  • Joe Emmett: Drummer [6]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[9]
The Amazons 8

Live albums

Title Details
Come the Fire, Come the Evening
  • Release: 29 June 2018[11]
  • Label: Fiction Records
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays

Title Details
Don't You Wanna
  • Release: 7 December 2015[12]
  • Label: Fiction Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(V)

[13]
"Stay With Me"[14] 2016 --[A] The Amazons
"Nightdriving"[15] -- non-album single
"In My Mind"[16] -- The Amazons
"Little Something"[17] --
"Black Magic"[18] 2017 --
"Junk Food Forever"[19] --
"Ultraviolet"[20] --
"Palace"[21] --
"Mother"[22] 2019 -- TBA
"--" 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.[13]

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Work Result
2016 Q Awards Best Breakthrough Act Themselves Nominated
[23][4][5]
MTV Brand New for 2017
BBC Sound of 2017
2017 The Telegraph The Best Albums of the Year The Amazons Included[24]

References

  1. ^ "Radio 1 Future Festival report: The Amazons say new guitar bands can learn from their grime counterparts". Music Week. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Yates, Jonathan (2017-01-21). "The Amazons chat beginnings and debut album". getsurrey. Retrieved .
  3. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (2016-08-30). "New music to listen to this week: The Amazons". The Independent. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "introducing our mtv brand new for 2017 shortlist..." MTV. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ a b "BBC Sound of 2017: Urban acts dominate longlist". BBC. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b Savage, Mark (2017-05-07). "The Amazons: Meet the band who torched their own tour bus". BBC News. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "The Amazons Perform At Whelan's In Dublin". Getty Images. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "The Amazons | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Amazons | full Official Charts History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "The Amazons (Deluxe) by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Come the Fire, Come the Evening (Live) by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 29 June 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Don't You Wanna - EP by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 7 December 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ a b "The Amazons". Ultratop. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Stay with Me - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 1 March 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Nightdriving - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 4 May 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "In My Mind - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 30 August 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Little Something - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 22 November 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Black Magic - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 14 February 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Junk Food Forever - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (US). 19 April 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ Millar, Mark (15 August 2017). "THE AMAZONS - Unleash New Single 'Ultraviolet' + October UK Live Dates". xsnoize.com. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Palace (Single Version) - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 24 November 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Mother - Single by The Amazons". Apple Music (UK). 4 February 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "Q Awards 2016: Coldplay, The 1975 and David Bowie lead nominations". Evening Standard. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ "From Alt-J to The Amazons: the best albums of the year 2017". The Daily Telegraph. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 2019.

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