Thrash Hits

Therapy?

Therapy? image provided by Last.fm Biography from Last.fm

THERAPY? is an alternative metal/alternative rock band from Northern Ireland. The band was formed in 1989 by guitarist/vocalist Andy Cairns and drummer Fyfe Ewing. The band initially recorded their first demo with Andy filling in on bass guitar. To complete the line up, the band recruited bassist Michael McKeegan.
With keen pop sensibilities, a skewed sense of humour and a willingness to draw inspiration from diverse sources (notably punk rock), Therapy? came to attention in the early 1990s rise of alternative rock Read more on Last.fm

Therapy? on Thrash Hits

Photos: Therapy? @ Brighton Conchorde 2 – 31 March 2015

April 2nd, 2015

TherapylivebyMikeBurnellThrashHits

Andy Cairns from Therapy? is arguably one of the people we really ought to have made more of an effort to interview over the years. This latest interview he did with Kiran Acharya for The Quietus is phenomenal. Go and read it now.

All we can offer is a gallery of awesome photos by our man in Brighton, Mike Burnell, who was on hand to snap the band when their recent UK tour hit his town. You can check out his gallery of shots right after the jump.

[Read more →]

Sunday Slaylist: Judgment Night

October 19th, 2014

Judgment Night Slaylist Thrash Hits

As it’s nearly Hallowe’en, we were going to rant about the soundtrack for Spawn: The Movie for this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist. It’s a rubbish movie adaptation of a painfully 90s-naff comic. It’s about Satan and is stuffed to the tits with bad horror imagery. And it’s got a soundtrack of collaborations featuring artists from across the spectrum of heavy metal and artists you’d never expect them to get together with. It’s infinitely more interesting and entertaining than the movie it accompanies.

And it’s not on Spotify. So we’re going to talk about another movie soundtrack where rock artists collaborated with other musicians to create…interesting results. We’re going to look at the music of Judgment Night instead.

[Read more →]

Sunday Slaylist: Sonisphere Festival 2014

June 29th, 2014

Sonisphere 2014 Sunday Slaylist Thrash Hits

Oh it’s been away for a while, but Sonisphere Festival has returned to the UK and is less than one whole week away. We cannot wait. We are excited. There are loads of our favourite bands playing at the magnificent Knebworth Park, which is why in time-honoured tradition, we’ve gone and made ourselves a Sunday Spotify Slaylist of some of the bands we really want to see next weekend to get us well and truly in the mood for Sonisphere’s comeback weekend.

[Read more →]

Photos: Therapy? @ Manchester O2 Academy 2 – 03 April 2014

April 5th, 2014

Andy Cairns - Therapy? by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Has it really been twenty years since the release of Troublegum? The Mercury Prize-nominated Therapy? album that went on to help define their entire career? Yes, yes it has. That’s why they’ve released a deluxe boxset re-release of the album, and are currently on tour across the UK playing that album in full. We sent our man Gary Wolstenholme over to the Manchester to dodge wave after wave of crowdsurfers that piled over the barrier at the O2 Academy 2 when the band played ‘Screamager’.

[Read more →]

Bands

Live: The Jägermeister Tour @ London Brixton O2 Academy – 13 February 2012

April 18th, 2012

Skindred 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

We love Jägermeister. We hate what it does to us when we drink it irresponsibly, but we love it. Skindred, Therapy?, Black Spiders and Skindred love it enough to have been part of the Jägermeister Music Tour. It was only £5 to get in and Brixton Academy was SOLD OUT. What a great celebration of drunk metallers!

Six things we learned when we drank too much Jägermeister in London:

[Read more →]

Tags

Sonisphere Festival 2010: 12 more bands; significantly fewer thrills

April 7th, 2010

Sonisphere Festival has just announced another 12 bands for Knebworth – and we’ve got to admit, we’re just a little underwhelmed. First off, Pendulum are the “Special Guests” (i.e., they’re headlining the smaller of the two stages) on Friday 30 July. Which is Iron Maiden day. Hmmmmm.

[Read more →]

There’s STILL no Metal in the Mercury Prize

July 22nd, 2009

The 2009 Nationwide Mercury Music prize shortlist has been announced, and once again Hugh Platt finds himself screaming at the sky, shaking his fist like an ineffectual caveman cursing the Gods for making it rain.

No Metal Mercury Prize 2009 Barclaycard Thrash Hits

Once again, the great and the good of the UK music media are hunched over, hands clasped around their critical appendages, and are furiously word-wanking their opinions onto betting slips. That’s right: the shortlist of albums fighting for the 2009 Mercury Prize have be announced, and yet again – for the 18th year running – metal has been denied a presence on the final shortlist.

[Read more →]

First names announced for Damnation Festival 2009

April 8th, 2009

Why didn’t Thrash Hits didn’t go to Damnation Festival last year? We can only assume we were struck down with a temporary case of mental idiocy, seeing as Carcass and Cathedral were headlining. Either that or we couldn’t find it in ourselves to drag ourselves allthe way to Leeds.

We’re not going to make the same mistake this year though – especially since the initial line-up announcements are a bit tasty.

[Read more →]

Tags
Keep up with Thrash Hits. Click like and follow.
X