The Thrills

The Thrills

Do you remember The Thrills? They were those continent-hopping Sunny Delight power-poppers, who briefly shadow-boxed with the zeitgeist way back in the Casablancas Ages, right? Not any more, unfortunately. Blame latent schizophrenia or rapidly...

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The Thrills, Night & Day Café, Manchester, 04/07/07

The Thrills, Night & Day Café, Manchester,...

Despite the best efforts of some (one punter spends 45 minutes relentlessly shouting “Corey Haim!” at the stage) tonight sees The Thrills determined to shed the burden of being a Byrds tribute band. So before the playful ditties about places...

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The Thrills; Teenager

The Thrills; Teenager

"If you still believe in me son, I know our day will come". The Thrills' day, though, had arguably been and gone around the summer of 2003, when a battalion of summery pop acts - Delays, Hal, Thirteen Senses - rallied behind these hazy beach...

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The Thrills

The Thrills

Like an abused puppy that wants its tummy tickled, The Thrills slope back into the fray after taking a beating for the underrated ‘Let’s Bottle Bohemia’. Conor Deasy coos and croons like a lovestruck Midsummer Night’s Dream character and...

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Thrills/22-20s/Razorlight/HAL  :  London Brixton Academy

Thrills/22-20s/Razorlight/HAL : London...

Tonight’s bill is kind of a sandwich – soft Irish bread around bloodily meaty rock ‘n’ roll. The first slice is supplied by HAL, who already have more great songs than the rest of the bill put together. ‘Play The Hits’ and ‘Worry...

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The Thrills : Middlesbrough Cornerhouse

The Thrills : Middlesbrough Cornerhouse

"There's a guy advertising a The Thrills aftershow across the road," Conor Deasy tells a jubilant Cornerhouse, almost spitting his disgust. "He's charging three pounds to get in. Well, fuck him, we're staying here for a piss-up afterwards and...

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Thrills, The : London ULU

Thrills, The : London ULU

There's a reason to worry about The Thrills ; Bono's a big fan. The poor bastards. Though they sound nothing like sanctimonious one, unless an Irish accent's reason enough for you. In fact, entering to Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' is their...

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The Thrills :   Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far)

The Thrills : Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far)

The Thrills Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far) (Virgin) Morrissey’s stamp of approval has historically been the kiss of death, but here’s where the curse is finally lifted. Dublin’s The Thrills played their first UK show supporting Moz...

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The Thrills :  Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre

The Thrills : Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre

When The Thrills step on stage tonight, they look out of time. A mess of tangled hair and mismatched clothing, they number five, although it's the front three that your eyes are immediately drawn to. Centre stage is singer Conor Deasy. He's...

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