The Amazons’ debut was a fierce roller coaster of rock’n’roll, the vintage way. The Amazons’ sophomore record is a fierce roller coaster of rock’n’roll, the vintage way.

Round 2, Future Dust, sees them adhere to the rules of rock’n’roll, taking inspiration from the greats, T. Rex, Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon and Arcade Fire, leaving the overdubs behind to create something more adhering to their live shows. The result is an album that’s loud, brash, bish, bash, bosh rock, but with a sort of flair many modern day rock albums lack. It has a purity to it that brings back a romance to rock music.

They do falter on more than one occasion, however. The lyrics seem rushed and void of meaning whilst overall, there’s a severe lack of a standout anthem that would ultimately act as the album’s heartbeat. You struggle to really remember any of the riffs, something The Amazons have been built on so far – it’s only after a fair few listens when you begin to find your way with Future Dust. Equally, there’s limited variety. Whilst their debut had tracks like ‘Burn My Eyes’ that offered experimental structures and spoken-word-eseque delivery, Future Dust follows a familiar formula.

As The Amazons look to the past to fuel their future, their liftoff takes a slight stumble.

Haiku Review
Retro, rock, romance
Robotic, formulaic,
Tad forgettable

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