LIVE REVIEW: Rocking out with The Amazons

Last night (14 November), we witnessed the return of rock and roll at the Barrowlands in Glasgow.

We last caught up with The Amazons at TRNSMT earlier this year, but didn’t get a chance to see them play, so we were excited to see what one of their live shows would be like, particularly at Glasgow’s most iconic gig venue.

Supported by The Mysterines and Demob Happy, The Amazons hit the stage on Wednesday night to a packed crowd, who sang along to every word.


The band, made up of front man, Matt Thomson; Chris Alderton on guitar, bassist Elliot Briggs and Joe Emmett on drums, released their second album in May earlier this year.

UK fans have eagerly waited almost six months to see the band play the album live on their headline tour.

With a setlist packed full of classic hits, the audience enthusiastically belted out all the lyrics, copying Matt Thomson to a tee. The frontman had their fans in the palm of his hand all evening, and it’s no wonder, given the stage presence and cohesion of the four-piece.

Just as the band launched in to hit tune, 25, Matt dedicated the track to climate activist, Greta Thunberg, who  brought the current climate crisis to the attention of politicians, the media and the world – a fitting tribute to such an influential young woman.

The band also played an ode to Glasgow natives Primal Scream, with a rendition of Movin’ on Up that brought the house down.


The Amazons have a sound that is unrivalled in the music industry, bringing rock n’roll back into the charts and into mainstream music once again.

All we can say is, if you ever have the chance to go to an Amazons gig, don’t miss it. If you’re looking for a night packed with energy, nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll, this is the band to deliver.

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