Hitting #8 of the British album charts with your debut probably could be worse. Following their successful release in 2017, The Amazons now released their new album “Future Dust” and surprise their fans with an even darker and heavier sound compared to their previous record.
Taking a break sometimes is a good idea
After constantly touring for two years the band already had booked the studio for their next album but realized that they needed a little break from tiring tour life. Instead of hitting the studio they decided to review their recording process to redefine their band DNA.
Part of the process was listening to old records that have been shaping the band members in their early years. Names such as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and many more have had a critical influence on their musical development and therefore had an impact on the second album as well.
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Put the essence of your second studio album “Future Dust” in one sentence.
Our lead guitarist cut his index finger off and recorded all his guitar solos with 3 fingers.
We read that you turned off your mobile phones while recording your new album. Something you will definitely do again next time?
I guess it’s something we’re going to try and do in our lives generally. I think there’s a problem when you can’t remember a day in the recent past that you haven’t looked at your phone.
How come the new album sounds much heavier and darker?
We enjoyed recording and playing the songs on tour that were slightly darker on the first record, so naturally wanted to explore that side of things with this album.
Which are and have been your main musical influences?
With this record we revisited the bands who we were introduced to in our formative years. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and others. We then worked our way back from them. We discovered a lot of Blues music in artists like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins etc. The seeds of which Rock and Roll became the fruit.
You have a big fanbase in the UK. How is the response to your music in the rest of the world?
We love touring Europe. Germany, Netherlands and Italy specially have been very warm to us over the last couple of years. Touring Japan and Korea on the first album was a very transformative experience. We can’t wait to return.