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The Thrills

Formed 2001.

Irish indie rock

The Thrills

Biography

The Thrills are an Irish rock band, formed in 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. The band was founded by lead vocalist Conor Deasy and guitarist Daniel Ryan, guitarist and bass player Padraic McMahon, pianist Kevin Horan and drummer Ben Carrigan. Their big break came with their debut album, So Much for the City, which became an Irish number one and charted at number 3 in the UK. The band's sound has been described as "inspired by classic American pop of the late '60s and early '70s" by MTV.com and "an ocean-soaked, harmony-heavy homage to California's dreamy dreams, shaking ground, and unrelenting sunshine" by Pitchfork Media.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Teenager

    Teenager 2007

    Reviewed by Paul Sullivan
    An ongoing celebration of the band’s trademark motifs: upbeat vocal harmonies,...
  2. Review of Let's Bottle Bohemia

    Let's Bottle Bohemia 2004

    Reviewed by Niky Daley
    The band have verve, youth and vigour and their ebullient style puts me in mind of The...
  3. Review of So Much for the City

    So Much for the City 2003

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    The Thrills have done their homework on San Francisco and Los Angeles music, drawing...
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