The Thrills Hit The Studio

Published: 2004-04-08
Irish band The Thrills are back in the recording studio. Once again choosing to lay down tracks in sunny California, the band's sophomore effort is due out sometime in 2005. After being on tour for a year, The Thrills were more than happy to get back into the studio and create some fresh material. The band has already recorded thirteen new tracks with producer Dave Sardy (Dandy Warhols, The Walkmen).

Between playing 130 shows in the last year and those endless days on the tour bus, The Thrills are a tighter band than ever before. Speaking to Billboard, lead singer Conor Deasy expressed his take on what is currently happening with the dynamics of the band. "There is kind of an intangible thing that happens between musicians when they play that many gigs together. We were gelling. That is why I thought going into the studio, not because we were trying to rush it out in three months time, but just I felt that as musicians, we would be in a really strong position to play the songs."

The band needs to be in a strong position to create new music, for The Thrills have already set a high bar for themselves with their debut album 'So Much For The City'. The melodic Beach Boy-esque songs of The Thrills found a place in the hearts of critics and music fans alike. Much critical acclaim for their music was found on both sides of the Atlantic, and the band even enjoyed the much sought after but very elusive success in the United States.

In addition to an appearance at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, The Thrills have three upcoming Canadian dates.

April 27 Vancouver – Commodore
May 15 Toronto – Phoenix Concert Center
May 16 Montreal – Cabaret Du Plateau

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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