Brighton based, eclectic indie-alternative duo Thrillhouse release unveiled their debut album, “Something About This Place”.
Comprising the creative forces of Sam Strawberry and Jack Nielsen, Thrillhouse invites listeners on an 11-track voyage that serves as a nostalgic throwback, as they explain: “A hark back to childhood – to simpler times, before ambition, failure and regret wrapped us up with our dreams and tossed us crashing back down to Earth”.
Combining emotionally charged lyricism with intricate musical compositions, the band create depthy, intelligent indie music that offers a heartfelt, musically thoughtful yet also tastefully restrained musical approach. The result is an album which brings together some of their best and most enjoyable work to date; from the country tinted atmospheric indie bop ‘So Far From Where I started’, to the swaying rhythms and affecting bleakness of ‘Never Given A Chance’, to the intertwining picked guitars and captivating lead vocals of ‘Big Tree’, the bands blend of indie guitars, swelling synth, driving drums, and deep, Matt Berninger-esque vocals shines throughout.
Drawing comparisons to artists such as The National and Nick Cave, the band manage to capture a relatable familiarity whilst also retaining their own unique sonic stamp. When discussing the album’s concept, the band elaborates: “Writing ‘Something About This Place’ was an acceptance of things past, a letting go, que sera sera ‘what will be, will be,’ and all that.”
Already enjoying substantial media coverage and radio support, Thrillhouse’s live performances have consistently sold out venues across the UK. With an upcoming UK tour on the horizon, the duo are going from strength to strength, displaying not only a striking ability to craft spellbinding music, but also the relentless drive required to push their music on a national scale.