The Amazons @ o2 Institute, 4th February, 2018

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The Amazons

Every generation has it; a band that defines the generations sound and ethos. It was The Beatles and Stones, Guns N’ Roses and U2, icons and legends that in many ways crafted their eras. While it may be too early to officially announce the icons of this generation, it is safe to hypothesise that The Amazons should be a name to consider. Balancing hitting lyrics with instrumental interludes The Amazons took to the Institute stage to perform their capturing tunes to an eager audience.

The Amazons

The Reading based rock band has been on the rise, creating for a few short years, they have solidly established a fan base and a place in the music scene. This has found them soundlessly traveling around the world, playing stages all from South Korea to Birmingham. Their appeal is obvious. A blast of high-energy octane mixes with incredibly rich and moving instrumentals, the band being a strange but enticing redefinition of rock.

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After Otherkin opened The Amazons took to the stage, opening with sonic face slap “Stay With Me.” It is clear from the beginning that the year on the road has endowed the lads with the confidence of rock gods, controlling the stage and the fans with each lick of guitar.

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“Something in the Water,” “Raindrops,” and “Burn My Eyes” found back-to-back rock. The quick paced shifting sound filled by the manic drums and steady base brought the crowds to a euphoric pitch, gyrating with the beat. While the songs are intense they are not heavy handed, rather The Amazons have struck a perfect chord of stable sound. After a few songs, fan favourites “Nightdrive” and acoustic “Holy Roller” brought a focused silence from the crowd, drinking in every drop pouring from the lads. The stillness continued as somber “In My Mind” streamed, quickly reversed by an epic drum solo. “Little Something” and “Black Magic” rounded out the set, with “Palace” and “Cant Forget You” finding its way into the encore.

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There is a certain type of magic found in The Amazons. With music that is striking in both its tenacity as well as in its elegance the band presents a new definition of rock sensibility. It is for this reason that The Amazons in so many ways define rock for their generation. As they continue to develop and as their fan base continues to swell one cannot be hopefully excited to see what comes from The Amazons.

Reviewer: Kylie McCormick

Photographs: Adriana Vasile

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