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Future Hits 192: Thought Forms

March 6th, 2015

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Thought Forms
From: Wiltshire, UK
Lazy equation: Aberrant soundscape-y grungy noisiness + annoying members of the Royal Family.
URLs: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp

Having just completed a wildly successful UK tour in support of rising stars Marmozets, as well previously bagging slots alongside Portishead and 65daysofstatic, Thought Forms’  mix of intense fuzziness, pedal-worshipping guitar histrionics and sparse, ethereal vocals is the sound of a band you didn’t know you needed to hear (unless you happen to be Prince Philip, as they found out…). We caught up with guitarist and co-vocalist Charlie Romijn to find out what drives their challenging sound.

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Midweek Bootleg 005: onedice – ‘Laugh, Cry, Lose’ (single version + b-sides)

November 14th, 2012

This week we found ourselves digging through out record collection following a co-incidental request from one of Bristol’s most overlooked bands: onedice. We even ended up interviewing the band’s former frontman, David Malpass, about it.

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A couple of weeks ago, we saw a message on the official onedice Facebook page, asking if any of their fans had a copy of the ‘Laugh, Cry, Lose’ single that they wouldn’t mind uploading to Soundcloud, as the band themselves no longer had one. Well, thanks to the nerd, hoarding nature of Thrash Hits writers, we knew we had one lurking in our record collection somewhere, and we got digging.

Wait, back up a little – who are onedice, and why should you care?

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Future Hits 125: Big Naturals

October 16th, 2012

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Big Naturals
From: Bristol, UK.
Lazy equation: (Necro Deathmort – the pure dischordance) x wildly distorted walls of riffs
URL: Facebook / Bandcamp / Soundcloud

Thrash Hits verdict: One of the best ways we’ve found to discover new music is to pay attention to what our favourite bands are listening to. Now whole everyone thinks that they’ve got a good handle on what good music is, we’ve found that the people who’s very existence is rooted in making tunes are by far the best source of recommendations – which is why when Turbowolf guitarist, Andy Ghosh, started talking about Big Naturals…well, we pricked up our ears. And then promptly filled them with their wall-of-sound approach to blending odd samples, post-rock song structures, and flat-out grubby guitar noises. Jesse Webb, the drumming/electronics half of the duo, was on hand to answer out questions.

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Video: Turbowolf – Ancient Snake

September 1st, 2009

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You know when you go away to a festival for a few days, and then afterwards the real world seems to have been stuck on fast-forward, leaving you tofeel like you’re playing permanent catch-up? Well, that’s why we’re only just now posting the video to ‘Ancient Snake’ by Turbowolf.

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2008 into 2009: Evita

December 28th, 2008

Bristol metallers, Evita, are currently off recording their debut album in preparation for touring their balls off in 2009. We caught up with guitarist, Daniel Cranney, to see how 2008 was for them.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
It was a really good year in general; we had a lot of fun and met some great people. It amazing signing to Basick Records, going on tour in Europe in August, and going into the studio to record our debut album.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
We bought a new van (called Hamish), and in died within 2 months, so it was a pretty massive waste of money. Also, we were driving back from Leeds in our mate’s car and the wheel came off on the motorway when we were going 70mph. That was pretty scary. [Read more →]

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