The Thrills were last night the latest band to showcase new material at their NME AWARDS SHOW last night (February 5).
Having just flown in from the US, where they have just finished a tour, and just days before returning to Los Angeles to start work on their second album, they gave fans a taster of four new tracks – ‘Corey Haim’, ‘Wear My Rosebud’, ‘Not For All The Love In The World’ and ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know’.
Before the show, Conor Deasy told NME.COM about the new songs. “It’s a bit more rock’n’roll, it’s got a bit more of an edge. It’s not a contrived U-turn, it’s a natural step on. For the first one, it was more of a feelgood record we hadn’t really toured that much before the record, we were on a rehearsal studio in Dublin, but with this record we’ve been on the road for a year.”
To complement their harder edge, the band put on a spectacular stage show, with drummer Ben Carrigan and keyboardist Kevin Horan raised on split levels and the stage flooded in pink and blue light.
Monday (February 9) sees the band return to the US to start work on the album with producer Dave Sardy, who recently completed work on Hundred Reasons’ imminent ‘Shatterproof Is Not A Challenge’.
Supporting on the eclectic bill were Razorlight, 22-20s and Dublin associates HAL.