We’re at the mercy of modern technology for this episode of the Thrash Hits Podcast – Raz has decamped to the USA for a few weeks for SXSW and some California sunshine, leaving the rest of us here in miserable old England. With possibly the dodgiest Skype connection imaginable, Hugh and Raz discuss how SXSW has changed over the years, as well as speculating on how two very different kinds of hype affect bands – that currently being felt by Ghost (or Ghost BC, if you’re an American) and the kind that surrounds Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.
Rival Sons is an American rock band from Long Beach, California. Formed in 2009 from the ashes of Scott Holiday’s previous band The Black Summer Crush that featured vocalist Thomas Flowers (Oleander), Michael Miley, and Robin Everhart. Rival Sons was born when Jay Buchanan was persuaded to try playing rock'n'roll and re-record ‘Before The Fire’. The band currently features bassist Dave Beste after Robin Everhart left in August 2013. Signed to Earache Records the band released their fifth studio album titled Hollow Bones on June 10th Read more on Last.fm
Rival Sons on Thrash Hits
March 25th, 2013
August 7th, 2012
17 September 2012
by David Keevill
Bands who rely on retrospection as the main thrust to their music often sound tired, contrived and all out-of-ideas. There is a certain charm to recycling and incorporating a sound into your own musical framework, but overuse it and you betray any chance at your own invention. Yet whilst bands might throw a flirty wink to Led Zeppelin, or snaffle a couple of riffs off Black Sabbath, there are only a few like Rival Sons who can transport you back forty years and still manage not to be a museum piece.
April 1st, 2012
Somewhat unsurprisingly, the first Download Festival announcement following the cancellation of their chief 2012 rival has at least one major coup picked from Sonisphere’s carcass – Refused are now going to be making their only UK festival appearance of 2012 at Download Festival. They’re just one of the thirteen new acts that the festival announced today.
March 26th, 2012
July 27th, 2011
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here.
All our work from Sonisphere Festival 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.
July 26th, 2011
We like to think we’re fairly sharp dressers here at Thrash Hits, but all our delusions of grandeur went out the window backstage at Sonisphere Festival 2011 when Rival Sons broke out their purple loafers. PURPLE LOAFERS, people! We had to go have a lie down.