The Amazons, Key Club, Leeds

With the Amazons’ hotly anticipated second studio album, ‘Future Dust’, dropping tomorrow (24th May), now is the ideal time to recap on their Key Club gig back in February.

After sharing what must’ve been a few bottles of Prosecco with workmates, I took myself off to a very sweaty, dingy Leeds venue, the Key Club. The vibe was expectedly grungey, made up of pockets of edgy students and leather jacket-clad fans of all ages. The tickets to this intimate Amazons set cost about £15, so it was hardly any wonder it had sold it. After all, they’re a band who’ve conquered Glastonbury, gone worldwide and play the sort of really decent, heavy-but-melody-led rock that’s been missing from music lately.

The room filled up to form a tightly-packed, eager crowd, and the band kicked things off with what was their latest release at the time, ‘Mother’. They then worked through all the top tracks from their self-titled debut, which landed back in 2017, like ‘In My Mind’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Ultraviolet’. So I was chuffed. In that time, I’d also managed to make some new friends and watch a bit of the set from the shoulders of one of them.

The Amazons are coming back to Leeds in October and I’m toying with getting tickets for that as well.

One. Hell. Of. A. Band.

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