A packed crowd filled the 100 cap venue as the lads play a very special show for just a handful of lucky fans.
Tonight we visited Jimmys, Manchester to whiteness something that can only be described as phenomenal. If you’ve never been to Jimmys, it’s owned by One Night Only frontman George Craig and his bandmate and brother Jimmy, formerly a member of Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong and now a session musician touring with punk act Counterfeit – so as you can expect, it’s a pretty cool place to hang out and watch bands.
Opening for the night was The Mysterines. Fronted by vocalist / guitarist Lia Medcalf, the Liverpool band are not the most talkative on stage but boy, when Medcalf lets it rip, you definitely know about it! She’s got great set of lungs on her, incredible voice and quite the talented guitarist too. A perfect opening band for what was to follow with the Amazons.
With a number of festivals already announced for this year, we’re sure you’ll be coming across The Mysterines soon. The band are also signed with 13 Artists – one of the biggest booking agents in the UK – watch this space!
It’s been an incredible few of years for the Amazons. The four-piece from Reading have been making waves since they crashed on to the music scene in 2014, but 2017 was a year of change for them, as they were included in the BBC’s Sound of 2017 and MTV’s Brand New 2017 lists, and named a band to listen to in 2017 by NME, The Independent and BBC Radio 1.
2018 saw the bands biggest shows to date, yet here we are in one of Manchester’s most intimate venues. You do wonder why this is but one thing we know for sure, the 100 tickets that were available sold out in minutes and you just knew it was going to be a manic gig.
Opening with the bands latest single Mother, the lads walked on to a rapturous applause before going in to fan favourites Fuzzy Tree, Stay With Me and Ultraviolet. By this time the place was bouncing front to back.
The Amazons are a band that have perfected the knack of making a small venue feel like a 3000 cap venue and tonight was no different! As they rattled through the rest of their set, fans got louder, the room got hotter and Dark Visions, Little Something, 25, Doubt it, In My Mind and Black Magic finished their set.
But before it was time to leave, the lads finished on their 2017 anthem Junk Food Forever. The sound was on point tonight too and by the looks and state of people, it was clear that everyone had a great time.