The Thrash Blues
A DRUM KIT AND ACOUSTIC GUITAR, A COUPLE OF MICROPHONES AND NO EXIT PLAN...
Formerly the rhythm section of an R&B band, we decided to be a duo somewhere mid 2013. The idea of the thrash blues had been floating around for a while, but after leaving the band it just fell into place naturally. It made sense to continue playing music together, and the thrash blues - as a name - was as good a fit as any for us.
At the start we were like the Ramones, but with an acoustic guitar and Cajon; and slowly but surely our other many influences started to emerge: Johnny Cash, Rory Gallagher, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Cave, Neutral milk hotel, Iggy pop, Queens of the stone age, Pearl Jam, Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, John Lee Hooker, Thin Lizzy, The Band, and countless more, But we're never thinking in terms of 'let's be a Rock band', or Punk or Blues, or whatever we find ourselves playing. As long as the songs were immediate and catchy and four-four then happy days: at this point we could jam 12 songs into a 20 minute set, depending on the levels of nervous energy in the room!
After recording some studio demos late in 2013, and some home-made demos the following summer, we released a stand-alone single - 'misfits' - late 2014, contributed a bunch of tracks to the indie feature film 'The Last Show', and our debut e.p. 'Sunshine Operator' seen the light of day in September 2015.