- 21 Aug 03
It sounds like the stuff of hype and overnight success – from struggling garage band to next big thing and accolades from noel gallagher, morrissey and bono – but even at an average age of 23 The Thrills have paid their dues. Olaf Tyaransen hears how the summer’s hottest band went from worshipping whipping boy to having beck’s da play on their debut album.
It’s the first Saturday of August, central London is thronged and uncomfortably sweltering, and in a small greasy spoon café off Covent Garden, Conor Deasy and Daniel Ryan of The Thrills are considering the pros and cons of being the most hyped (some would argue over-hyped) Irish band of the new millennium. After a couple of moment’s deliberation they unanimously conclude that it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Hype has its good points, after all. For example, as long term readers, they’re appropriately, em, thrilled to be getting the cover of this publication.
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