The Thermals will make a long awaited return to the UK next month icluding a date in Wales' very own capital. Never a band to over do anything ('Refreshingly Concise' Independent), the visit is for a massive three days. The band play Cardiff Barfly on December 12th and London Barfly December 13th.
The Thermals have spent the best part of the year touring, loosing occasional guitar players and being called 'hilarious', 'genius', 'jittery', 'delightful' but generally 'fuzzy' by various writers. They recently performed at the Sub Pop showcase at New York's CMJ music marathon where they shared the stage with the likes of The Constantines and The Shins. They were really, really loud.
The band are joined in London by label mates Kinski. Kinski play big sounding, epic, space/avant-rock. They just released a split EP with Acid Mothers Temple.
The Thermals – Live
December 12th Cardiff Barfly
December 13th London Barfly
Some kind words about The Thermals debut'More Parts Per Million;
'the bloody knuckled passion and immediacy of these 13 rapid songs trancends any cavils about sound quality' Uncut
'Bristling with infectious energy, outstanding song-writing skills..a rough and distorted thrashy pop classic' Kerrang!
'sounds like it was recorded in one of their parents' garages for five dollars. Or possibly less' Sunday Telegraph
'A heartfelt and flailing tantrum of an album' Times : 'boasts a terrific unity – a feeling of sheer necessity – that most records struggle to attain' Observer
'Thirteen songs zip by in just 28 minutes. Luckily, though, you'll want to go back and hit play again immediately' NME
'pure addictive fuzz-punk' X Ray
'does indeed sound like it was recorded on broken speakers.some fuzzed-out, genuinely energised rocking' Q
'it's like someone leant on the volume and drifted off to sleep. It's exhausting like a child jumping up and down on your chest' Bang