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Somerset Sounds - Artists

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THN

Find out more about THN from Bath who plays music that's dance-like but not quite dance, and hip but not quite hop!

Who is THN?

Patrick Rushforth on PC, piano and bongos

Where in Somerset are you from?

Bath

When did you form?

In 2005

How did you get together?

I first met myself in a bar in the sleazier area of Twerton, where I was waiting to meet me and re-write musical history.

After I'd got together, I started to make music - then I carried on. Now here I am, with both of me in tow.

How would you describe your music?

Dance-like but not quite dance, hip but not quite hop, elements of shoegaze and glitch, pianos

How did the band gets its name?

Nobody knows

Who are your musical influences?

Aphex Twin, Autechre, X-Ray Spex, Operation Ivy, Orbital, The Orb, Prefuse 73, Seefeel, My Bloody Valentine, DJ Shadow, Boards of Canada, Scratch Perry etc

What is your most memorable gig so far?

A mate's 21st birthday. I played a couple of songs on the piano and then did a cover of a song called The Centaur by Buck 65. Everyone loved it, which was cool.

Where would you most like to play?

Close to home, so I don't have to get out of bed too early.

Finally, tell us some interesting facts about yourself

  • I'm good at hopping.
  • I celebrate Christmas twice a year.
  • I'm writing a novel.
  • I'm left-handed.
  • In the last three years, I have spent a total of 9 on getting my hair cut.
  • I don't like mushrooms.
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