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REVIEW: The Amazons at Cardiff University Students' Union

The four-piece band came out to a packed-out Great Hall at Cardiff University Students’ Union. The atmosphere inside the SU was a special one.

The Amazons at Cardiff University's Great Hall.

There were plenty of Amazons fans, and fans of rock alike. Before the band came out, iconic songs like ‘Gimme Shelter’ by the Rolling Stones were played.

The venue itself was perfect for the Amazons – their immense drumming and strong guitar riffs made for a great show inside the cramped hall.

Around 9:20pm the band came out, with the set ending around 11pm.

Most of the songs on the set list came from their latest album ‘Future Dust’. However, songs from their first album; Stay with Me, Ultraviolet, In My Mind, Little Something, Junk Food Forever and Black Magic were also played to the delight of the audience.

The greater part of the people in the crowd were singing along to their songs.

Lead singer Matt Thomson engaged with the crowd, getting people to turn their phone lights on and chant “oggy, oggy, oggy”.

As well as performing their own songs they also played Maybe Tomorrow by Stereophonics, to pay homage to the Welsh audience.

Snippets of ‘Oh My God’ by Kaiser Chiefs, The Beatles song ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Killing In the Name’ by Rage Against the Machine and ‘Iron Man’ by Black Sabbath were also performed.

Drinks inside the venue were pretty expensive, but this has come to be expected at gigs and music events. £20 for a ticket was a fair price.

Overall, the band were warmly welcomed by the Cardiff audience, and the atmosphere was electric.

- Joe Strong (@joestrong00)