Tracks of 2014 — #12 Then Thickens “Restart Your Heart”

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The sound may be a bit grungy, scrungy and sludgy, but all the same, Then Thickens have a solid heart of pure pop sensibilities and have had quite the high profile year as a consequence. They seem to have a magnetic relationship with melody, extracting the very best from every sentiment, hitting the bullseye each time.

Given the thumbs-up from Biffy Clyro, who they supported earlier this year, Then Thickens have released well regarded song after well regarded song in an embarrassment of riches. I love their sound, a sort of Cherry Ghost-meets-Beautiful South-meets-local anesthetic, all undercut with a very bleak northern humour. The track I have chosen for the run down, “Restart Your Heart”, is the greatest example of their skills, for me; produced as a thick wedge of  rock sludge, all shimmered up with a glistening pop overtone. Add to all that with the lost art of good videos (seek out “Tiny Legs” for another belter), and you’ve got a cracking next favourite band between your ears.

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