From Leeds, THANK make loud noise that is uncompromising, brutal, dexterous and gets right up in everyone’s faces. Anger is an energy indeed.
“Mischievous agit-rock philosophers.” – Steve Lamacq
This year, Thank have played gigs both big and small – from Manchester’s prestigious Albert Hall in support of Yard Act to the sweaty DIY venue Wharf Chambers, a staple Leeds grassroots space. The band are intrinsic to the Leeds music scene, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a local band that doesn’t sing Thank’s praises.
The band embody a sound that is quite like nothing else, merging noisy instrumentation and witty lyricism, with lead vocalist Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe moving between singing, shouting, speaking and screaming. There’s much fun to be found in Thank’s music, particularly when you catch Vinehill-Cliffe comically singing lines like, “Oh sweetheart, can we dismantle capitalism another day? I’m tired, and dinner’s getting cold”. Yet, their dedication to creating interesting sounds, whether that be abrasive, nightmare-inducing instrumental breakdowns or bizarre synth outbursts, assert Thank as one of the most fascinating and unique guitar bands of recent years.