LISTEN UP MUSIC LOVERS! THE THIRST ARE RUNNING A COMPETITION! there are 5 tickets up for grabs for the Rock Against Racism event being held on the 8th of February 2008 at the Brixton Jamm! All you have to do for a chance to win a ticket is answer this simple question-
Q: What Record label are The Thirst signed to?
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THIS COMPETITON IS NOW CLOSED!
The Thirst are an electrifying indie/rock band from Brixton who are emerging as one of the premiere live acts in the
From the first band rehearsals at Mensah and Kwame’s house to playing at local venues, The Thirst built up their strong fan-base the traditional way, gigging across
The Rolling Stone immediately sent his talent scouts down to one of their gigs. The Thirst blew the crowd away and as soon as Ronnie returned from tour, he along with his family went to see the band at their gig at The Half Moon in Putney. The Thirst was signed on the spot, making them the first band to be signed to Wooden Records.
“These guys clearly belong on stage; they have a serious sound, raw talent and don’t disregard the power of lyrics like so many bands do these days.”(Ronnie Wood).
“I started playing now and again and got these three round just smoking and trying to stay off the road. My mum allowed us all to come round her house, have a jam, socialise and chill out. She’d rather that than us hanging on the corner smoking weed." (Mensah)
Since being signed, The Thirst released a limited copy of a 4 track EP which sold out within two weeks of release. The lead single, ‘My Everything’, was championed by Zane Lowe on his Radio 1 show and the video for ‘My Everything’ can also be seen on MTV2 Indie Mixtape. The Thirst followed up the success of their debut EP by releasing a vibrant club single entitled Ready 2 Move; this download release received rave reviews from specialist press. The video for Ready 2 Move really captured the bands exhilarating live performances and can be seen in full rotation on Q Channel, Sub TV, MTV2 Indie-Mixtape and many more.
The summer of 2007 witnessed The Thirst gracing the main stage at a number of prestigious
The Thirst toured the
The Thirst have been creating a real “scene buzz” and regularly hold their own "Thirsty" parties in and around London including a recent launch party at The Brixton Fridge, where they played a sold out show with support from Indie favourites Good-Books. The show was attended by one of their biggest inspirations Pete Doherty, which has led to recent studio sessions and secret jams at his house. It has now been confirmed The Thirst will feature on Pete's solo album due out later this year.
Now, The Thirst is gearing up to record their eagerly anticipated Album at
"There is no love greater than music; it's the soundtrack to our lives."
AlternativeInformant: How long have you been involved in the music industry?
The Thirst: We have been a band for almost 3 years now, gigging for 2 years and industry (signed to an independent label) for a year!
AlternativeInformant: What would you describe your genre of music as?
The Thirst: BOX LESS (YOU TICK THE BOXES WE DON'T)
AlternativeInformant: When and how did you all meet and form the phenomenon that is The Thirst?
The Thirst: Cheers Phenomenon, reminds me of that Philadelphia cheese advert - lol, Well we met at home (brothers Kwame & Mensah)Mark & Marcus attended same primary school and secondary school, but it wasn't until leaving school we all met up in Mordon quite randomly doing graffiti!!. Mensah was playing guitar and persuaded the others to invest in a piece of equipment.. we all went cash converters...then had a jamm.. a jamm turned into renting a rehearsal space (via our Manager and brother from another mother..Kingsley) which followed 6 months of intense rehearsals .. which lead to shows.. which lead to this interview.. where we are again-lol.
AlternativeInformant: Are there any artists that influence your music?
The Thirst: There are a wide range of artists with all have a very diverse taste in music including speed bhangra! influences ranging from Hendrix Experience to Snoop Dogg... doggy style album.We listen to everything.... right now we are in the 80's listening to C.R.E.A.M, tomorrow we could be in the 90's with BLUR, THEN FIRDAY WE COULD BE IN 2010 WITH FUTURE SAILOR.
AlternativeInformant: Is there a message to your music? If so what’s the message?
The Thirst: Read between the lines.
AlternativeInformant: What do you find the most enjoyable thing about performing or recording your music?
The Thirst: That someone will listen to it- This is a passion for us we have not started a band as its cool or mummy and daddy brought us a drum-kit and guitars , we love music and we love performing live its our drug, there is no bigger buzz so when we see someone has attended a gig to see us that's satisfaction , in its purest!
AlternativeInformant: What is your current view of new indie acts out there at the moment?
The Thirst: Its comme ci comme ca, Those that are new and trying something new we respect, those that are new and are ripping off yesterday's new we don't.. we are listening and you know who you are!
AlternativeInformant: Why do you think that people are hooked on your sound?
The Thirst: Cheers..But are they?? Sign us up for rehab then!
AlternativeInformant: What do you think about Myspace where artists like yourself can promote your music easily and gain an audience?
The Thirst: WE LOVE MYSPACE, Its great bring on myspace records... where do we sign lol, Nah its a fantastic tool if used right, stop spamming and stop cheating your plays. Well done Tom, We wont forget you if we make it.
AlternativeInformant: What’s the best thing about being in the group?
The Thirst: Kwame-Deciding what T-shirt to wear.
Mark- the adrenalin on stage
Marcus- playing my part as fire, in the 4 elements fire, water, earth and wind! Go Go Captain Planet!
Mensah- Being in the group.
AlternativeInformant: What does the future hold for The Thirst?
The Thirst: Our debut album, and tour we cant wait to come to a city near you! we hope to shake up the music industry and release an album every 6 months.. we hope to throw some wild parties and let everyone in for free.. would like to know what mystic meg reckons??