Get To Know: The Amazons, Boy Azooga & FRITZ
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It’s coming up to Bigsound season, and there’s a band on every corner desperate for your attention. With new music being dropped every single day by acts all across the country – not to mention all across the world – it can be extremely difficult to know which ones to keep your eyes on. That’s where Sounds Good comes in – a new showcase initiative being put on by us here at Secret Sounds, in which we’re bringing together artists on the up-and-up that we think deserve to be heard. If they’re part of Sounds Good, you can trust they’re onto something. The maiden voyage for this one-of-a-kind package tour takes place in a couple of weeks, beginning at the aforementioned Bigsound before taking to audiences in Sydney and Melbourne. Check out all the touring and tickets details here.
Ahead of that, allow us to introduce you to the three bands that will be making Sounds Good… ahem, sound good. Sound good?
The first stop on our journey and we’re heading over to the town of Reading to meet newcomers The Amazons. Although this too will be their first time to Australia, they are no strangers in their native England – in fact, they’re soon to head out on their biggest tour there to date, culminating in a huge London show at the world-famous Brixton Academy. The four-piece play big-business rock & roll, standing on the shoulders of giants like Queens of the Stone Age and the Arctic Monkeys in order to create something fresh and full of vitriolic energy. With Spotify plays into the millions and a brand-new studio album Future Dust fresh out of the oven, The Amazons are sure to get your attention if they haven’t already.
GOOD CHOICE: “Fuzzy Tree,” taken off the band’s second album, Future Dust. Matching the grungy energy of bands like Band of Skulls and Nine Black Alps with the leather-jacket cool of Royal Blood, this song only needs three minutes and 30 seconds to convince you that The Amazons are the real deal. A close second favourite of ours is ‘Junk Food Forever’. Check out their LIVE performance below…
We now cross over to Cardiff, in the south of Wales, where one might come across a prodigious multi-instrumentalist by the name of Davey Newington. After starting out his musical career as a keen percussionist and session drummer, he ultimately ventured into forming a one-man band called Boy Azooga. With no guidelines or margins limiting his scope, Newington has turned Boy Azooga into a versatile and highly-energetic project, encompassing vintage rock & roll, glam, proto-punk and psychedelia along the way. Sounds Good will mark Boy Azooga’s first time ever performing live in Australia – and with his full band in tow, it’s sure to be one hell of a party.
GOOD CHOICE: “Do The Standing Still,” a standalone single released in 2018. A perfect example of Newington’s versatile and ambitious scope insofar as Boy Azooga is concerned, the song boasts a lot of moving parts – chugging bass, ripping guitar, pounding drums and even sleigh bells.
Last but not least and straight outta Newcastle, Tilly Murphy – better known under the moniker of Fritz – has achieved more in the last couple of years of making music than a lot of acts do in their entire careers. She’s opened for the likes of WAAX, The Grates, Tumbleweed and Ruby Fields – all the while, developing into a headlining act in her own respect. Her tracks take a lo-fi approach to shimmering, jangly indie-pop, often completely belying her age in terms of her songwriting capabilities. They’re songs to get lost to and to fall in love to, soundtracking an endless summer that’s only fitting of her harbour-side upbringing. Easily one of the country’s most promising young songwriters.
GOOD CHOICE: “YUK!,” from her self-titled 2017 debut. The 2.5-minute garage rocker is a fuzzed-out ode to being young, dumb and down on your luck – and really, can’t we all see ourselves in a song like that?
Sounds Good featuring The Amazons, Boy Azooga & FRTZ
Written by: David James Young