The Amazons head up the indie rock revival on their Don’t You Wanna? EP

The Amazons - Don't You Wanna EPYouthful yearners, The Amazons, bring the party on their Don’t You Wanna? EP. With a fleeting display of classic indie, combining rough and ready Brit vocals that endorse partying and anything but the latest super-food hype with bouncy telecaster riffs and more layers than an onion, the Reading rockers make an exciting addition to the scene.

Half of the EP has been available to stream for a short while now; the heavy imprint of key influencers, Arcade Fire and Bombay Bicycle Club, rendering it a juicy gift for a dedicated fan base. But having produced this EP in collaboration with Catherine Marks who - having worked for her sins alongside fellow indie acts Wolf Alice and White Lies, really knows how to pull a band from their shells - the remainder boasts a reserved yet anthemic new mode. This is a band that are eager to fly the nest of their sleepy South Eastern hometown and get on the road, showing the world what they’re truly capable of.

The quarter of an hour effort kickstarts with “Ultraviolet”, the standout track that would have festival goers bouncing from the very first drum roll – were it only released back in the summer. Follower, “Junk Food Forever” slows the pace a little, offering breathing space with the help of strings and some huge chordal choruses. Meanwhile Millions (The Party)” is a relentless pre-house party soundtrack, beating on with an unnerving energy from start to finish.

Ultimately, Don’t You Wanna? is just a solid indie release. It’s been a long time coming and it should have been released a few months prior to the orange leaves, but the Croupier-esque vocal of nostalgic twenty-somethings blasting their hearts out can always provide the seeds for some soaring anthems – and this right here is full of them.

Release: 9th October 2015, Goth Cruise Records


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