OK, I’m going to throw caution to the winds, risk laughter and ridicule (hey, I teach teenagers, I’m used to it), and just tell you: you have to hear the Thrushes. On the basis of the three tracks posted on their website, and which I have posted here, this could be one of the greatest and biggest bands you will hear this year.
What is it like to listen to the Thrushes? To fall in love at first hearing and to have to go back and play them again immediately. To feel that the Jesus and Mary Chain, and the best shoegazing records you ever heard -Ride’s Nowehere, My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, Lush’s Spooky, brought together with the wonder of Mogwai’s ‘Mogwai Fear Satan’ in the space of four minute songs. Not only is this a band to fall in love to, they’re a band to fall in love with. To rave about, and not care if people sneer at you for it. They would have been granted a Peel session if only he were still alive.
I can’t really say much more. But go and investigate. Their album Sun Come Undone is out in the US, available through iTunes and getting a proper European release on June 11. Their official website is here and their mySpace is here. For another post about the band, visit Colin’s post on them at And Before The First Kiss.