Ahead of their slot at The Great Escape...

This is going to be an important year for The Amazons.

The Reading group raced into January, playing a stand out set at the important Dutch showcase Eurosonic Noorderslag.

Each show seems to bring with it a little extra hype, a little extra anticipation - leading all the way to the release of their debut album.

Self-titled, the LP drops on May 26th (pre-order LINK) with The Amazons set to preview the material with a special set at The Great Escape.

Performing on the Clash stage, The Amazons will bring their unbridled energy to Brighton for what will no doubt be one of the year's highlight events.

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Best Trip…
Driving through the Scandinavian countryside on the last European tour was one of the most beautiful things we've ever seen.

Worst Trip…
There was a run of northern UK dates very early on we did in two cars which were particularly bad. We played to no-one every night and slept on the floor of our friends uni flat.

Our favourite foreign venue…
Probably the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Beautiful place, huge history. Either that or Paradiso in Amsterdam. They run venues seriously well on mainland Europe.

We’re surprisingly popular in…
Nigeria. We've got hundreds of likes on Facebook from Lagos. I'm pretty sure it's because we share our name with one of their TV shows rather than our music. It's like the African equivalent to Loose Women.

Best or worst exotic foodstuff…
Joe ate some very dodgy pork ribs in Austria once with wet dumplings and caraway gravy. It was vile.

Most interesting individual you've met on the road…
Izzy from Black Honey. She was tattooing their bass players butt at live at Leeds recently and has the best collection of hats and sunglasses you've ever seen.

My essential travel item…
It would be fairly catastrophic if we forgot our passports. A toothbrush. Perfect way to feel fresh if you haven't been able to shower for a little while..

Essential travel tip...
Having the currency of the country you're currently in usually helps. Don't skip hotel breakfasts.

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The Great Escape runs between (May 18th - 20th).

For tickets to the latest shows from The Amazons click HERE.

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