Live Review: The Amazons – Newcastle

The Amazons

O2 Academy, Newcastle, 12th November 2019

Words and Photography: Callum Robinson

The Mysterines

The Amazons hit Newcastle like a storm on a cold Tuesday night at the O2 Academy with support from the excellent The Mysterines and Demob Happy

Having recently supported Sea Girls, The Mysterines started off the night. With powerful guitar riffs, drum beats and great vocals from lead singer Lia Metcalfe, the band announced themselves to those amongst the audience who hadn’t heard of them before. They’re definitely a band to keep an eye on in the future!

Demob Happy brought a very heavy rock vibe to the evening and warmed up the crowd nicely for what was to come. It was a great set with powerful vocals from all three members of the band – Matthew Marcantonio, Adam Godfrey and drummer Tom Armstrong, who was excellent and his passion was projected into the crowd. It won’t be long before they headline their own shows at the O2!

The Amazons

The Amazons took to the stage with an awesome backdrop from the outline of the cave on their latest album Future Dust

Following the release of their new album earlier this year, their new heavy rock approach seems to be a big hit with their fans. They’ve came a long way from selling out the Riverside back in 2017 to now packing O2 Academies across the UK!

Their set was bursting with energy throughout, which radiated out into the crowd with mosh pits, crowd surfing and a sea of hands in the air throughout. Lead singer Matt Thomson orchestrated the crowd perfectly and pulled off some power moves on stage and didn’t stand still!

A lot of tracks from their latest album featured heavily in their set. Opening with Mother and Fuzzy Tree, they set the tone for the night ahead perfectly. Dark Visions, Georgia, All Over Town and 25 also featured. 

The Amazons

Ultraviolet and In My Mind from the album that awakened the music industry to The Amazons, were played and saw the crowd go crazy!

Adding to this craziness, they did a cover that was a mix of their own track Little Something and The Beatles’ Helter Skelter. That was brilliant!

They bowed out to arguably their biggest hit Black Magic and what a way to end an action packed gig! Fans left the O2 full of adrenaline and wanting more.

 

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