The Amazons backstage prior to their performance at Dingwalls, Camden Lock on 12 April 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Amazons backstage prior to their performance at Dingwalls, Camden Lock on 12 April 2017 (Simon Reed)

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 backstage prior to their performance at Dingwalls, Camden Lock on 12 April 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Amazons backstage prior to their performance at Dingwalls, Camden Lock on 12 April 2017 (Simon Reed)

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 performing at Dingwalls, Camden Lock on 12 April 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Amazons performing at Dingwalls, Camden Lock on 12 April 2017 (Simon Reed)

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.

HEADLINE SHOWS

OCTOBER

2nd – The Waterfront, Norwich
3
rd – The Leadmill, Sheffield
4
th – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
6
th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
8
th – The Riverside, Newcastle
9
th – The Tramshed, Cardiff
11
th – Phoenix, Exeter
12
th – The 02 Forum, London
13
th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
14
th – SWX, Bristol

UK FESTIVALS

MAY

18th – The Great Escape
27
th-28th – BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
28
th – Liverpool Sound City

JUNE

11th – Isle of Wight Festival

AUGUST

25th – Reading Festival
26
th – Leeds Festival