2017 Review – Best Newcomers

Our votes for Best Newcomers are as follows…

3. Declan McKenna (16.00%)

2. The Amazons (24.5%)

1. Sigrid (26.00%)

Single Review – The Amazons – Raindrops

The Amazons have had quite the year, finding equal success in the hearty Junk Food Forever and the rampaging Little Something. New single Raindrops doesn’t reach the ferocity of the latter, but is also doesn’t match the contemplative lyrics of the former, finding footing in aggressive percussion and undulating riffs to pave way for Matt Thomson’s surging vocals. At the same time, it doesn’t have the same punchy power as either; it’s not as compellingly different, and though formidable Thomson’s voice beckons you to listen, it’s easy just to turn to something else. The tracks greatest asset comes within the final minute, in the thrashing instrumentalism, and the concluding roar of vocals. What comes before doesn’t have the same enticing fierceness, and may well be a mediocre filling track on the debut, released earlier this month.

Ellie Chivers