Thrillhouse Shine On New Album 'Something About This Place'
Brighton-based duo Thrillhouse has released their debut album, "Something About This Place," featuring the lead track "Big Tree." Known for their genre-blurring sound, Thrillhouse has garnered acclaim from KEXP, Radio X's John Kennedy, and BBC Introducing.
Comprising Sam Strawberry and Jack Nielsen, Thrillhouse's 11-track album is a nostalgic journey, described by the band as a return to simpler times. With heartfelt lyrics and intricate musical compositions, the duo's sound draws comparisons to The National, Nick Cave, and The War On Drugs, infused with a post-punk and alternative edge.
Speaking about the album's concept, the band reveal: "The idea for the album came about on a cold night in Sam's pokey little flat, trading childhood stories with Jack to the soundtrack of 'Born In The USA.' They dusted off the lid, opened the box, and began plucking out memories for a hit of that bittersweet nostalgia. While focusing on reminiscing about their childhood, each tune laments the time, energy, and love spent on a seemingly fruitless endeavor of pursuing music."
"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. Perhaps we’re still grasping. There’s no glamour in looking back. The world certainly wasn’t purer. But ours felt bluer, brighter, and maybe something has been lost, left behind."
'Big Tree' exemplifies Thrillhouse's unique style, blending melancholice emotive writing with driving indie undertones. Throughout the, album the band explore nostalgia for their past, including their pursuit of music.
Having already received significant press and radio attention, Thrillhouse's live shows have sold out across the UK. With an upcoming UK tour, the duo is set for a promising end to 2023, solidifying their position as a noteworthy act in the alternative music scene.