Ronnie Wood's protégés The Thirst release new video "There She Goes" directed by Jak Frsh
The song is taken from first of two highly anticipated EPs 'Laugh With The Sinners' - available as a free download from thethirst.co.uk
Show April 12th Yo Yo, Notting Hill Arts Club
It's nearly been four years since the critically acclaimed debut album 'On The Brink' from Brixton's The Thirst, was released on Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood's label, Wooden Records.
Since then, the four piece have toured with The Stones, The Sex Pistols, Pete Doherty and have shared stages with respected grime masters Wiley and Kano, as well as notorious former drug-smuggler, Howard Marks. They have performed at Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festivals, Hyde Park Calling, South By South West and recorded a session for Marc Riley on BBC6 Music. Their explosive live sets are now well renowned.
The band are now back, with a two-part, highly anticipated set of EPs comprising 9 tracks in total.
The first, 'Laugh With The Sinners' (available as free download from thethirst.co.uk) includes electro-groove tracks "Set It Alight" released late last year and the incredibly catchy "Damn Girl". Also featured, and now with a brand new video is "There She Goes" - all videos directed by up and coming fellow South Londoner, Jak Frsh.
The second EP is currently receiving its finishing studio touches and entitled 'Cry With The Saints' to be released later this year. Tracks from this will be showcased at the forthcoming show at Yo Yo, Notting Hill Arts Club, London on April 12th (email - the venue for guestlist).
Brothers Mensah (vocals/ guitar) and Kwame Hart (bass), Mark Lenihan (guitar) and Marcus Harris (drums/ backing vocals) represent a previously unheard voice of South London and are proud to be creators of an eclectic and diverse, yet unique Brixton sound. Influenced by a love for their Afro-Caribbean upbringing, their parents' old punk records and the drum and bass and hip-hop of their youth, The Thirst are able to transverse subcultures and genres - ska, hip-hop, indie and all that goes in-between.
Regarded as one of London's best live bands they're especially inspired by Prince and Jimi Hendrix, and embody the fiery tones of those who refuse to be labelled. They will destroy any box you try and put them in.
The Thirst - There She Goes video:
Next show with exclusive new tracks:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
Thursday April 12, 2012
Yo Yo's, Notting Hill Arts Club,
21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ
"The Thirst's energy is infectious and this album shows signs of pure gold being formed from urban lead" - NME
"They play guitars like f**king demons. F**king amazing band!" - Pete Doherty
"They are a great band, young and vibrant, and their music is really fresh and original" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music / The Guardian
"The Thirst rocked! I predict future number ones for this modern indie sound" - Zoe Griffin, Sunday Mirror
For the latest tour dates, music and more, go to:
The Thirst Official Website