• "Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere!"  - Seasick Steve

  • "I loved Kendal Calling!"  - Mark Chadwick, The Levellers

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian

  • "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

  • "It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"  - Doves

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans

  • "Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"  - Sunday Times

  • "Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"  - The Independent

  • "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

  • Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!

  • "Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"  - Mr Scruff

Fast becoming a Phenomenon – Clash Magazine 

The Amazons are a blistering, melodic rock quartet from Reading. Born and raised Reading locals, Matt, Joe, Elliot and Chris take the aggression of grunge and punk and spice it with melody and harmony.

 

Diving into a live performance from the fearsome four engulfs the senses. The band is fronted by Matt Thomson, a towering powerhouse with a vocal range that typifies the band’s musical blend. Joe Emmett, a thunderous metronome behind the drums, Elliot Briggs on bass and Chris Alderton adding infectious guitar riffs come together to create The Amazons.

 

The Amazons started 2015 with impressive momentum. Having released debut track ‘Something In The Water’ on Soundcloud at the end of last year, the band gained a substantial following. The psychedelic instrumentation, melodic hooks and explosive crescendo of the demo, which lasts a little over five minutes, is all listeners have needed to perpetuate the excitement surrounding The Amazons. With plays from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Annie Mac, as well as fervent backing from BBC Introducing in Berkshire, The Amazons are gathering fans nationwide.

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