After a first appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, confirmation of a set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend later this month and the announcement of a major headline tour, The Amazons have now shared a new video for the track Junk Food Forever.
The Junk Food Forever video reflects the track’s themes – “the fear of being left alone in my dead little commuter town” says vocalist/guitarist Matt Thomson. The band power through a performance of the song in an empty living room – much to the consternation of a cleaner who remains on hand to keep the chaos tidy.
The video was directed by Michael Holyk, whose previous credits include videos for Jake Bugg, Fangclub and Sundara Karma.
As with the rest of their self-titled debut album, due for release on 26th May, Junk Food Forever was produced by the Grammy nominated Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, PJ Harvey) and recorded at Assault and Battery Studios in west London.
The Amazons have been twitching the antennae of the RockShot radar for some time, and our feeling that this band were destined for great things was only intensified when we saw them performing at a sold-out Dingwalls last month. And we’re not alone – NME, Kerrang!, Metro, Daily Star, Daily Mirror, Gigwise and Radio X are all tipping them for greatness. Beat 1’s Zane Lowe is a huge fan, and so are Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Clara Amfo, Nick Grimshaw, Mistajam and Greg James.
The Amazons will hit the road again in October for the first run of dates in support of the album. This upscaled series of gigs includes their biggest London show at The O2 Forum. We for one, cannot wait to go out and see them again.
2nd – The Waterfront, Norwich
3rd – The Leadmill, Sheffield
4th – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
6th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
8th – The Riverside, Newcastle
9th – The Tramshed, Cardiff
11th – Phoenix, Exeter
12th – The 02 Forum, London
13th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
14th – SWX, Bristol
18th – The Great Escape
27th-28th – BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
28th – Liverpool Sound City
11th – Isle of Wight Festival
25th – Reading Festival
26th – Leeds Festival