THE AMAZONS+ ESTRONS + YOUNG BRAVES
Following their recent Q Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Act and dates supporting Jimmy Eat World, The Amazons’ upwards momentum continues with the news that their brand new track ‘Little Something’ has been chosen as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World. The quartet will embark on a UK tour this spring, calling at Birmingham’s newest venue Mama Roux’s on Tues 11th April 2017.
Produced by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, The Vaccines), ‘Little Something’ elevates the clash of melody and aggression that simmered in The Amazons’ previous single ‘In My Mind’. It starts with an ominous air of moody atmospherics before erupting into a fiery ball of energy following a dynamic breakdown that inspires chaos when the band performs it live.
Still in their early twenties, the band hit upon their current sound after being inspired by a Foals gig at Alexandra Palace in 2014 which shifted their perception of what a contemporary rock band could be. They focused their energies on their early influences – Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin – and their music evolved to become heavy, loud and primal.
Listen to ‘Little Something’ below:
Plus support from ESTRONS
Meaning ‘Aliens’ in Welsh, the four-piece met in a chance encounter on the beaches of Aberystwyth and soon formed a band with the premise of being general misfits and outcasts that never quite belonged to any one country or nationality. ESTRONS bring together punchy melodies, powerful vocals and loud guitars to create an in-your-face indie rock sound, underpinned by garage rock sensibilities.
“Every so often a rough diamond comes out, this came from BBC Intro Wales, such a tight band” – Phil Taggart R1
“ESTRONS sounds like it should be something intergalactic. Yeah Good and noisy!” – Mark Radcliffe, 6 Music
Watch the video for ‘Make A Man’ below:
Plus support from YOUNG BRAVES
Following the release of their self titled EP, the band signed a management deal with Nick Stewart. In 2016, Young Braves recorded their second EP Quicksand with producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Kings of Leon, The Twang, Robert Plant) and it was released later that year on Man in the Moon Records.
The band are regularly featured on their local BBC Introducing show and were awarded “Best Live Session of 2016″ after their stripped back performance in November. Their track ‘Youth’ was also played on Huw Stephens BBC Introducing show on Radio 1.
Recently, the band have been busy writing new material, which is taking a slightly different direction and are focusing all their energy on making 2017 their best year yet. With influences including Pixies, Foals, Kings of Leon and Radiohead, Young Braves’ sound is exciting and explosive.
Watch the video for ‘Quicksand’ below: