new music: then thickens

A few years ago Jon-Lee Martin left his old band Kong deciding to go it alone with a solo venture. After picking up 5 more members across the way, this six piece based in Chorley are making serious waves in the music industry with their blend of great and interesting music.

Below is new track ‘Restart Your Heart’ which was recently premiered exclusively as The Fly’s ‘Track of the Day’:

This, their new single, features harmonious vocals reminiscent of indie rock bands from years gone by set against grungy, scuzzy elements and synths which in places create some space-like sounds. While their single ‘Death Cap’ [featured below] has a brilliantly raw edge running throughout from big spiky guitars to huge crashing drums in the chorus to the main male vocal backed up by a female voice and group vocals with backing ‘oooohhhh’s’, all of which adding a hint of harmony to the track. Stating on their Facebook page that they are influenced by 60’s production, 70’s melody and 90’s lyrics, these are definitely things prevalent in their music if the two tracks featured on here are anything to go by.

Signed to Hatch Records, the band have already released a debut album ‘Blood in the River Ribble’ back in 2011 and an EP in February this year entitled ‘Yarrow Road’. These releases and their clear talent have been picked up by listeners, some areas of the music press and artists such as Biffy Clyro who they supported recently and have gained plenty of praise from their lead singer, Simon Neil.

The band will be touring the UK with Nine Black Alps at the end of November from the 26th to 29th visiting Leicester, London, Exeter and Wakefield. Also, they are gearing up for their first label release album called ‘Death Cap At Anglezake’ which is due early next year.

Watch the video for single ‘Death Cap’ below:

For the time being you can check out the band by visiting their Facebook page, watch their videos on YouTube or follow them on Twitter – @thenthickens You can also purchase their album from their BandCamp page for £5 and their EP from their BandCamp page for £3

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